Posts Tagged ‘rotc’

Just great.

I got my class schedule today, and I hate it.  I noticed that I’m not able to take an art class this year, because I have to take a prep class for the PSAE.  I have my hardest classes in the morning, and each of my classes are on the other side of the school as the one before and after it.  At least I have study hall in ROTC.

All I’m hoping for is that Erin and Rebecca have the same lunch period as me, and Erin and I have Ms. A’s classes at the same time.  I’m afraid to be in there alone.

Two days ago, Erin cut my hair.  She was only going to take an inch or two off, but Mom saw that she was cutting a lot more.  Mom took over and I could tell that Erin didn’t mean to cut that much, and that she was starting to get upset.  I really didn’t want her to feel bad, and I actually like my hair this way.  At first, I was mostly worried about what Matt would think of it.  He actually said I looked nice, it just wasn’t his preference.  Now I love that my hair is short.  I told Erin about how a few years ago, I was really depressed, and I got ten inches cut off of my hair.  Mom was worried that I would end up crying, but I felt so much better, and I think that was the only thing that got me out of my depression.


Countdown to College

Today I received another letter from another college.  I’ve been getting letters from colleges all year.  At first, it was kind of cool and special to get my own mail and to learn about all these colleges that I’ve never heard of.  But now it’s just old, and they usually go right in the recycle bin.  The one I got today is from Elmhurst College.  Whether I’m interested in a college or not usually starts with where it is located.  I would rather go to school somewhere close to home.  If the school’s address is in a town I’ve never heard of, I pull up Google Earth and type it in.  Turns out that Elmurst is close to Chicago, which is too far for me.

There are a few reasons why I want to go to college somewhere that is close to here.  First, I wouldn’t want to feel too intimidated or lonely, and I’m afraid that that would happen if I was in a town I had never been to.  Second, if Matt and I are still together, it would definitely be a factor in considering how far from home I want to go.  He wants to go to a school that isn’t too far from here, and he has already said that he probably wouldn’t want to try a long-distance relationship.  I know that some people might say that I shouldn’t decide where to go based on my boyfriend, and I understand that.  But by the time we graduate, we will have been together for 3 years.  If we can make it that long, then maybe we could do a long-distance relationship, but if it’s not something he wants, I have to decide between him and a school that’s far away.  I guess that’s something to think about when I get there, but all of these college brochures are telling me that I have to start figuring out what I want now!

Elmhurst is offering to send me a booklet called Countdown to College (hence the name of this post) and I guess I would like that.  I need all the help I can get.  When it comes to high school requirements, I’m pretty sure I have everything I need.  By graduation, I will have been in AFJROTC for 4 years, and that will probably look good on a resume.  Also, this year I’m taking AP U.S. History and College Prep English.  Actually, this year will probably have the biggest course load that I’ll have in high school.  Am I nervous?  Nah……maybe.