Even though I am still terrified of what could be, it is something I will grow past. I need to take a chance. I need to take a risk. Hopefully this will allow me to grow into a whole new person. So, yes, I am afraid. But at the same point I’m excited as well. I am taking the opportunity to apply to some great writing colleges that will enable me to get away from what I have been living in to experience something completely new. A year ago I would have refused to think about going anywhere that wasn’t local.
Somehow, I found myself through all the stress. I figured out that my weaknesses didn’t have to destroy what could be. I decided that taking a stand is something worth doing, because if I don’t I will regret it for a long time.
Barbara C. Doyle is a 17-year-old from Cherry Valley. She has written two novels and is working on a third. Follow her on her Facebook fan page, https://www.facebook.com/AuthorBcDoyle?ref=hl.#sthash.nR4RzBKh.dpuf and read her blog at http://authoratsixteenbcdoyle.blogspot.com/.