This I Believe

Jen - Hickory Hills, Illinois
Entered on November 21, 2006
Age Group: Under 18

No, I don’t wear hiked up skirts.

No, I don’t want to go shopping.

No, I don’t know who just broke up with whom.

No, I don’t do pink.

No, I’m not a dancer.

No, I’m not an athlete.

No, I don’t want to party.

No, I don’t get straight A’s.

No, I’m not the funniest person.

No, I do not care.

I want to make a lot of money.

I want to spend my money on the people I love.

I want to work for a big corporation.

I want to make a name for myself.

I want to take long vacations.

I want to travel to Europe and visit my roots.

I want to meet my future next-door neighbor and form a lifelong friendship.

I want to make a ‘home sweet home.’

I want to make a difference in someone’s life.

I want to be happy.

I can laugh at corny jokes.

I can recite baseball stats from 1906.

I can ace a math test.

I can enjoy taking that test.

I can be picky and choosy.

I can be crabby and mean.

I can be the sweetest person you know.

I can dress up and look nice if I chose to.

I can be shy and lose out on something fun.

I can be a dork and have a good time.

I will enjoy my senior year of high school.

I will keep in contact with my friends.

I will succeed at the university of my choice.

I will graduate from college.

I will have a successful job.

I will enjoy going to work.

I will take care of myself.

I will keep my family close to my heart.

I will fall in love.

I will live a happy life.

I may not be a lot of things, or accomplish the same things as others, but I am what I am.

I believe in me.