Sunday, May 20, 2012

My life's about to explode.

I have five days of my high school career left. And they don't really count as actual school. So let me rephrase this. I have five more days of hanging out with my friends in random class rooms in which I can only stay for a certain amount of time before we continue on to a new class room.

I don't know if I'm ready for this.

Next fall, I am attending the University of Montana Missoula. I'm very excited about this next step in my adventure called life. I'm just not too sure if I'm ready for the steps leading up to leaving. This summer is going to be crazy busy. Seriously.
I will, when I'm actually in town, be working at my dad's dental office again this summer, as the secretary's assistant. I copy paper, shred paper, file paper, organize paper, and whatever else you can do with paper. I've been working here the last couple summers doing the same things. Maybe this year, because I'm 18, I'll be able to answer phones and help schedule people! We'll have to see about that.

This summer I am quite busy. I made it to the HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) National Competition for the second year in a row. This year it will be held in Orlando, Florida in non other than Disney World. I'm completely excited in every way possible. I'll be there for two weeks in June with my best friend and some of my other favorite people. Plus, it's Disney World.

But all of that is not what I'm really excited for. This summer I got accepted into a month long internship with Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski. I shall be in Washington D.C. for 4 weeks! I'll be with 9 of my fellow Alaskan 2012 high school graduates, staying in a dorm room, and working in various parts of the capitol. I'm so very excited! I get to go on tours also! AHHHHH!!!! My girly scream cannot stay put. This will be the time of my life!!!

Graduation: 1 week
Last Day of School: 5 days
Summer 2012: coming shortly to a theater near you

Until next time...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

What If...

Because my mom is an occupational therapist, growing up I was taught to respect retarded and special needs people. My mom works for the local school district and helps kids with their fine motor skills. Every summer I help out a couple times with making cookies or art projects. The kids range from no ablitiy to do pretty much anything, to very high functioning autism. Autism, aspergers, and down syndrome are all different types of disabilites, that you should really look up and learn the difference. It's actually quite interesting. 
Anyways, I decided to write about this because I just watched a very good movie, called Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, starring Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, and Thomas Horn. It's about a kid's recovery after his fathers death in the 911 disaster of the World Trade Center. Though they never say he does for sure, my mom said that she was pretty positive that he had aspergers. The movie was excelant. The acting was amazing and the plot was touching. 
The point of this entry is the idea of having aspergers or high functioning autism. I've seen all these kids around town who I know have some of these disabilities and they go through their life like nothings wrong. But then, like the kid in the movie, they have freak outs on the smallest things. Like loud machine noices, small places, running people, the littlest incidents affect these children in the oddest way. Sometimes, after helping my mom with her students, I try to imagine what life would be like if I or someone close to me had one of these disabilites.. To be afraid of whats around the corner, to have to do everything on a certain time schedule, having to eat the same foods or else you'd freak out. Just a little thought for all of y'all out there.

Until next time...

Saturday, April 28, 2012


Greetings to all you wayward interweb travelers! Welcome. Please, have a seat, and enjoy!

So, incase you have not realized, this is my blog. Ta da! (Je suis captain obvious.) I'm currently in my last month of my senior year of high school. My whole life seems to be changing, but maybe that's just the self-centered teenager part of me thinking such things...
Next fall, I shall be adventuring to the University of Montana Missoula. I'm excited but terrified to go! Growing up in a town of 10,000 people, and going to a college with the same population is quite a jump. But, I think I'll manage it.
I think the part of this change that I'm dreading the most is the fact that my childhood is ending. I've been 18 for almost a year, my prom has come and gone, and now I have exactly one month till I graduate (20 school days). I'm scared that I'll forget all the memories I've made. Not neccessarily the high school ones, but the elementary school ones. Like different jump rope rhymes, "pole tag", freeze tag on the wooden play castle at Point Higgins (which they took out last summer), snow days on my monsterous hill, and my first sleepovers. I feel as if they're slowly drifting away from me. I know I'll have a blast in college, but I'm scared to let go of my good times I've had here at home. I guess I'll just have to deal for a bit.

Anywho, here's some random facts you may want to know about me:

  • I have dreadlocks
  • I'm a Christian
  • I crochet constantly
  • I hope to become an obstetrician
  • My parents have been divorced since I was 6
  • I have a younger brother, Beau, who is 16
  • I can't spell without Google
If you are interested, check out my tumblr or my YouTube channel

Until next time...