Blog Summer Camp - Day 2 What were you like in high school? What extracurricular activities, if any, did you take part in during high school? Did you consider yourself a writer?
My high school experiences are probably way different than most high school experiences considering I was the only student enrolled during the four three years I attended.
This would be because I was homeschooled from second grade through graduation. Kind of puts a damper on the socialization for sure, but my education was most definitely the focus of my high school days. I would hang out with friends at church, Tuesday night teen night at a local Christian Camp, and on some sport teams at the local rec center, but school was for learning.
Being homeschooled taught me responsibility. I was very organized and pretty much self-taught myself as I planned out my lessons and chapters and activities that I needed to complete. During my junior year I attended the local community college to take college level courses which allowed me to graduate a year ahead. So instead of four years in high school I had three with college.
So what was I like in high school? Responsible, organized, focused, mature, self-reliant, confident.
As far as extracurricular activities, gotta say my high school was lacking a bit in this department. I was very involved in a local youth group and my church, but the extra curricular activity that took the most of the my time would have been WORK. Since school didn't take me all day, I started working as soon as I could get my job permit. I worked in fast food, retail, and at a chiropractor's office. Since I was so young, especially in the chiropractor's office, I learned how to work with people much older than me in a professional environment.
Did I consider myself a writer? I've always enjoyed writing for sure. I have a few filled journals in my chest in the attic, I jotted down some poems throughout the years, and entered a couple creative writing contests during my high school years. Did I consider myself a writer? Umm probably not. Hmm. Now that I think about it, I'm not sure I'd even define myself as a writer now. Something to ponder I suppose.