As sixth grade is coming to an end, I thought I should start to think about my future.
We all know that we have to grow up. Even if we want to stay forever young, eventually we have to face our fear of becoming an adult. Sometimes, thinking about your future can worry you and even terrify you. Most people want to live in the dream of never-land but that isn’t reality. Now seems like a good time to start thinking about what I would like my future to include. I am not going to lie, I am definitely scared about the future but if I take some time to figure a few little things out it might help the “future me” handle the big decisions life throws at you.
If you have ever visited my blog you might notice that I love to swim. If you have never visited my blog then well, let me just say I LOVE TO SWIM! Swimming is my passion and I would like to bring it with me into the future. I have a lot of goals in life, swimming is definitely a biggie. some might think my swimming goals are out of this world and others may say “Go for it Abby!”. I would love to make it to the Olympics, but I can’t just magically become Missy Franklin. Swimming comes with a price, hard work, and dedication.
To make it to where I want to be, I have to sacrifice bits and pieces of my life. Giving up parties, hanging with friends, sleepovers, and so much more is just one step to make it to the golden finish line. Another is training, I train 4-5 days a week at 5 a.m. People say, “How do you wake up so early?” and my answer is because I love what I do. Waking up at 5 a.m. is definitely a sacrifice and requires great dedication. Sometimes I just want to quit and give up but giving up is not a solution. I am not a quitter, I am a fighter. My swim family is always cheering me on through the hardest races. It is all that sacrifice, hard work and dedication that get you to that “goal time” that will send you to the higher meets like the Olympics. I have competed in a lot of meets that are the stepping stones to the great one, which makes me feel that I am one step closer to the Olympics. Each year I have to set new goals for what I want to achieve that year. My goal next year is to make it to Regional Sectionals and get 1-2 NCSA cuts. NCSA is just one of the National meets around the United States. In my high school and college years, I would like to make it to swim in the Grand Prix meets with the top in the country and in college, the NCAA championships. Hopefully all these little things will help me achieve my biggest goal of making the Olympics. I don’t have time to be scared of my swim future, I have to take each event one meet at a time and remember where I want to be.
I also have other plans for my future outside of swimming. High school for me is in just two years! Thats just around the corner. High School may look like a lot of fun which it is, but it is also so so so important to take it seriously. High school courses determine your future. Getting good grades means getting into a good college, you could determine your whole future just at the age of 15. That may seem crazy and scary but it is reality. For high school, I would like to go to either Briar Woods (community public school), Paul VI (private school), or Madeira (an all girl private school). College is also key to success, I have some colleges in mind that I am interested in attending. Some are UNC, Alabama, Cali, Georgia, Stanford, or UVA. As you can tell I have a variety of colleges that I want to attend. In order to get in to any of these schools I need to study hard, keep up with my work, and focus on getting good grades.
What will I do after college is what everyone worries about. I have been brainstorming ideas on what job I might want to have after college. There are so many different kinds of jobs out there it is hard to think of just one you would want to be,. A couple that I think that are very interesting are physical therapy, Interior design, and fashion design. All these are really fascinating to me, they seem like things I would enjoy doing and have fun too! Physical therapy is really helpful for athletes, I had to go to physical therapy sessions for my shoulder as I had tendentious in my rotator cuff. When I was getting physical therapy done, I watched them and It was so cool how they knew all different exercises to get me rolling again. One reason I took interest in interior design is because I love houses! I watch all the different home shows and I just love the way you can make a house so unique. Lastly is fashion design. Fashion design lets you express yourself in a unique way, clothes! I also love to shop and put together outfits. I think any of these careers suit me well. Hopefully one day I could pursue one when I finish college.
That is just a little of my future. What are some of the plans for your future? Comment below 🙂 Here are some related websites to my future!
Here is my current swim club NCAP Swimming
Here is Madeira
Here is Briar Woods
Katie Ledecky is on my swim team 🙂 this is where Katie became famous 400m free 2012 olympics
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Missy Franklin (my idol)
Thank you Mrs.Rombach for a wonderful year!
Thank you to all my visitors have A wonderful and crazy summer!