Student voices: What will the future hold?It scares even me that I just signed up for my classes for senior year.
By: Kassie Klasen, Rosemount Town Pages
It scares even me that I just signed up for my classes for senior year. Last year at this time I had just gotten my license. Next year at this time I will be choosing what college I will attend.
Time just seems to fly in high school. I hear, “some of the best moments of your life will be in high school, it’s the best time of your life” from pretty much every older person I have talked to. High school can be very stressful at times, but I agree. We only get to be young once. Pretty soon we will all be off to college and finding jobs, husbands or wives and starting a family of our own.
Once we graduate, we won’t see the friendly faces we have seen the past 12 years. We have spent 2/3 of our life knowing these people and soon we will be happy if we even get to see them once after graduation. I hope to stay in contact with my friends from high school for many years to come. It is going to be hard to let all of this go, but time can’t be stopped.
I don’t know if I am the only one that thinks of this, but what will social media be like in 40 years? Will I still have a Facebook account? Will I scroll through my pictures and see a timeline of my life? How weird would that be? My grandkids someday can go to my Facebook and see pictures from all throughout my life. I love seeing old pictures of my grandparents. My Grandma took out a picture of herself when she was 16 and took my school picture and put them next to each other. You could guess that we are sisters. She still has them sitting on her window sill and I cherish it every time I see it.
I take a lot of pictures only because I like to remember things I did. I’m not the best at remembering some things. Frankly, I forget what I eat the day before more often than the normal person. How will I remember all the great things I have experienced in my life if I don’t document them with photos? We are so lucky to have the technology we do to preserve these memories. Someday I will thank myself for it and hopefully my grandchildren can laugh at them someday too.
Kassie Klasen is a junior at Rosemount High School. Her column appears every other week.