FC: Heart of Darkness Lauren Costello
1: Contents | Contents | Adventure Irony Luck Realization Desperation Unneeded Help Surreal Moment Hidden Truth Regret A different thought
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3: Adventure | When some people think of adventures, they think space travel, or sailing the ocean. But for me, I think of going on trail rides through the mountainous terrain of Naples, Italy. The paths that we would ride were not always the safest, and sometimes we got lost. It was amazing to be surrounded by beautiful scenery without a care in the world. There was nothing to worry about, and no interaction with the outside world. It felt like I was completely alone, with just my horse. It sometimes got scary when the sun went down, because we never took phones to contact anyone if anything happened. I liked the thrill of being in control.
5: Irony | My sister has always been the "Good kid". She always has the better grades, the better friends, ect. She started working at Taste Unlimited two years ago. My parents stopped paying for both of our things immediately. So i needed to get a job also. Meghan told me that I wouldn't get hired because I wasn't a hard worker. Well, I did get hired. And I got promoted within a few months and got a raise while my "hardworking" sister was still at minimum wage. This is ironic because she was convinced that I would not get hired in the first place.
7: Luck | I consider myself to be very lucky. I have an amazing and supportive family and I never have to go without a meal. I have a roof over my head and the most amazing people surrounding me. Some people aren't that lucky and every day is a struggle for them. I am incredibly blessed and lucky to have what I have.
9: Realization | On senior night for marching band I quickly realized how much I have changed in the past 4 years over high school and that I will most likely change as much throughout college, not to mention the rest of my life. It is crazy how fast high school has gone for me, and I am really anxious to see what is in store for me after I graduate. This realization was bitter-sweet for me.
11: Desperation | When I moved to Virginia Beach, I was very lonely because I had moved during high school. I was really alone and desperate for friends. I did everything to try to make friends, from joining clubs, to introducing myself to neighbors. (Which was completely out of my comfort zone because I am a shy person). Sometimes when you really want something, you will change your personality to what you think you have to be.
13: Unneeded Help | I have never been a math person... And my dad always offers to help me. He gets frustrated when I don't understand what he is trying to explain and it usually causes arguments. I'd rather stay after school and go to tutoring then to have him get angry at me for not understanding something. He does not explain it very well, especially for someone like me who is completely dumb when it comes to math.
14: Surreal Moment | Last year during a lacrosse game I sprained my tail bone when I was sprinting with the ball towards the goal. I twisted my body around to try to score and all I remember was falling to the ground in agonizing pain. I had to be carried off the field. It didn't feel real and it all happened so quickly. The good news was that I scored the goal... and Coach said it was the most impressive fall he'd ever seen.
16: Hidden Truth | When I was 10, my mom and dad told me that they gave away our dog because we were moving overseas to Italy. I later found out that they put him down because he was really sick and he was in a lot of pain. They were trying to protect me from being sad about the death of my loved dog but it really hurt more that they lied to me.
18: Regret | I do not regret anything. This sounds really cliche, however it is true. I believe that everything happens for a reason. There are some moments in my life that I am not proud of, but I would never take the opportunity to go back and fix it. Everything that I have gone through has shaped me into the person that I am today. If i didn't go through everything that I did, then I would not be who I am today.
20: A different thought | I absolutely love my life... But I have moved 13 times. I always wonder how different my life would be if I stayed in California and never moved. It is crazy because my entire life I have been so used to picking up and relocating that I have no idea what it is like to be settled down in one area for over 3 years. Sometimes I wish that I never moved so I could experience growing up with the same people, rather than always being the quiet new girl that no one finds the need to become friends with, because they already have their own friends