As a high school senior, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life or what experiences to look for. I only had one goal – to get away from home. Admittedly, Pennsylvania is not that far from New York, but I had originally planned to go to California. At the time, I looked forward to living independently and moving out as soon as possible, so I obsessed with applying to schools strictly outside New York. I had overestimated my abilities to live alone though, and was given a well-needed wake up call when I started school. I ate junk, hated laundry, and developed quite an unbalanced eating and sleeping schedule. But I’ll be honest, I had a lot of fun and made memories that gave me an interesting college experience. I’m still on that road of self-development and feel plenty of uncertainty towards the future, but I’m learning to let go and trust my judgment more. Regardless of what I end up doing or where I end up in the future, I’ll give my best and try to enjoy where I am, which I’ve learned is pretty hard to do. I enjoy learning new languages, traveling, singing, and gaining broad work experience. I’m in a Christian fellowship in school, and I volunteer with them at an assisted living facility by Broadhead.


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