Saturday, July 2, 2011

Blog Camp: Back to High School

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.

Read about other bloggers experiences in high school and as a writer at Creating Motherhood's Blog Camp.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...