As a child,
I couldn't wait to grow up.
I wanted to go to high school,
Just like my big brother.
I wanted to go to dances and play sports.
I always enjoyed my brothers books,
I loved to learn.
Then before I knew it,
I was in junior high.
I played basketball,
Sang in the choir,
Was a member of poetry club,
And had the best of times during art class.
Then a short time later,
I finally got to high school.
I still loved to learn.
I took all of the harder class.
The challenges the harder classes provided was a thrill.
I enjoyed going to games and spending time with friends.
It felt like high school would last forever!
But by the end of junior year reality began to set in.
I had SAT's to take,
Schools to apply to,
And scholarships to find.
I finally settled on a college and received my acceptance.
Then the hard part came.
Financial aid forms,
Worrying about how I might be able to afford to further my education.
I used to think growing up would be fun,
At times it is,
But I never knew it could be this scary.
Trying to plan your future,
Make the best choices,
Going out on your own.
It never really hit me till now that being a kid was the best thing that ever happened.
But I know there are better things to come,
Things I need to achieve and accomplish.
It's a new beginning.
But more than anything it's exciting.