Brianna: Get to Know Me
I decided that I was going to go to college when I was five years old so that I could become a doctor. I have made every decision in my young life based on that goal and the time is finally here. While I know that college is not the only path a person can take in order to become successful, I always knew it was mine. I am assuming that you have stumbled upon this blog because you are wondering whether or not college is for you. Going to college has its negatives and positives, but one piece of advice I can offer to you is to follow your heart. You can achieve whatever your dream is with some passion and perseverance.
My name is Brianna Betton and I love music, fitness, basketball, watching Netflix, eating good food, and hanging out with friends. Basically, I am just an average teenager just trying to figure out what to do with my life. One of the most important things I have realized this summer is that no matter how prepared you feel life, it’ll always hit you like a semi-truck speeding on the freeway. Life is a constant learning experience and I am learning more and more every day. While I am currently enjoying summer vacation, I cannot wait to start my freshman year at Rhodes College to study molecular biology and Spanish.
I think that I have had a pretty unique high school experience. For my freshman and sophomore year I went to a traditional public high school, but for my junior year I attended the Indiana Academy. The Academy is a 2-year residential high school for gifted and talented students in Indiana. Honestly, it was one of the best experiences of my life because it taught me so much that went far beyond the classroom. I learned conflict resolution skills, how to think critically, live away from home, and be myself. I never realized just how valuable these lessons were until I graduated and got out into the real world.
While I feel like the Academy has given me a slight head start over the rest of my peers, I still don’t know what I am doing. I am going to be in Memphis, which is 381 miles away from home, and I am definitely going to miss my mom and her cooking. While I have lived away from home before, at the Academy I had an awesome support system. Even though we will be scattered across the US for at least the next 4 years, we will always cherish the special memories we made at the Academy as we go on to make more. I am so excited for the next four years and I am even more excited to share it with all of you!