Saturday, November 16, 2013

post-high school shenanigans

'Twas a rough day for no particular reason.

It's just wicked terrifying to think that in just a couple years, I'll be off to college...?? Wow okay. I can barely hold myself together under my parents roof...

I know I really shouldn't worry about this quite yet, since I'm still just a sophomore. But I am, in fact, worrying very much about this. Oops.

I decided to go around my friends and ask them what they had in mind after high school, since we're all in the same boat, so to speak.

Responses were comforting.

Here are a few of my favorites:

"I have absolutely no idea and it terrifies me. I just want to be happy." 
Pretty much sums it up for me. 

"College somewhere and then ummm" 
The person who said this is a senior in High School. 

"kiss tall boys"
Same, but girls instead of boys please and thank you. 

"i want to learn a low brass instrument and march DCI and i don't really know anything else."
DCI = Drum Corps International. Best thing ever; I'd love to go someday. 

"...mainly I want to be a librarian by day and an activist by night and find a cute person and fall in love and marry them and maybe have a small army of teacup pigs and pygmy goats and other miniature versions of animals." 

Only a couple people had a solid plan of which colleges they wanted to apply to, and maybe what they'll major in... but the majority of them were like the ones above. 

I feel obligated to throw out there what my vague idea of the future is. 

I'm hoping on going into graphic design, special effects for movies, animation... something of that nature, or a combination of those. That stuff really fascinates me. The entire process of making movies, whether animated or not, just amazes me. 

My dream school is UPenn, but I don't think I'll ever get in there. I'm trying to look for more schools focused on the arts and such. 

So there you have it.

Cheers,
SWH





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