“You’re young, the world is your oyster,” they tell us 

A phrase we so effortlessly grasp onto.

Teens like us have some pretty big dreams, don’t we?

We plan out the next ten years of our lives in full detail,

Knowing all too well that it will most definitely not go to plan.

And for the most part, we are perfectly okay with that…

As our daydreaming is a means for us to wander from our present reality

To imagine all that we hope and long for.

Our heads race with never-ending possibilities of what our lives may look like.

We always look towards the future and never back.

The mindset of our existence is always forthcoming;

What are we going to do with all this life ahead of us?

….

But for now, we are only kids,

going through our ordinary teenage life:

The late-night car rides.

The seemingly mundane routine of school.

The long conversations over coffee.

And a part of me is going to miss this…

These stupid, little moments that we have together…

So in the midst of dreaming about the future,

I can’t help but ask myself, what about the present?

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Anna Moeller

Anna Moeller, senior, has enjoyed writing ever since elementary school. Joining the Humanities Academy has allowed her to further develop her love for writing as it is an outlet for her to express her thoughts and emotions. She specifically loves to detail life experiences that others can connect with and find comfort in. In her free time, Anna loves to play music, journal, browse Pinterest, and grab coffee with friends.