So this is the big one, isn't it Ryan? The one you've been waiting for? How does it feel to be 21? It's great and kind of what I expected. It's nice to have drinks with the family and stuff and now I feel like I've become a full adult.
It was kind of refreshing. It'll be hard to beat that one. It's a different feeling.
No, I don't think so. At least I didn't vomit or anything.
I know you celebrated with your mom and stepdad. (How awesome is that, parents?) Was anyone else there? Yes, a few of my friends came.
Oh so you plan to go back at some future date? Oh yeah, I'm going back next semester full time.
What field of study will you pursue? I'm going to study journalism which is what I really wanted to do after high school but I kind of got steered in a different direction that I just didn't like. That made it hard to invest myself into it completely. Journalism is something I've always enjoyed.
Do you think you'll ever move back to Indiana or are your roots firmly planted in Nebraska now?
I don't know. Anything can happen.
Yeah, whenever I go home. I saw Jared and we hung out for a weekend recently and of course I saw Emily then too. Right after she got back from Indiana I went to a Waverly football game and Emily didn't know I was there. When I went up and grabbed her, she totally freaked out. It was hilarious.
And do you have any special goals for the upcoming year? I'd like to buy a car within the year. Not necessarily right away but ultimately I hope to have enough money to afford a car, school, and living expenses. If it doesn't happen, no big deal but it would be nice.
What can you tell us about yourself that most people might not know? I'm a lot tougher than a lot of people think. I feel like I'm more aware than most people my age. And especially after taking this time off from school, I think I've learned to not let opportunities slip by because I might not get them again..
Yes, I'd actually like to play baseball again if possible. I want to maintain really good grades, train hard in the gym, and see where I'm at next August as far as trying out for the team.
Happy Birthday, Ryan!