I am about to go through the biggest change of my life. In three short months I will move across the country and take full responsibility for my health, my academics, and college track and field.
During my first year at college, I will experience an unfathomable amount of ups and downs. I am unqualified to tell my future self how to handle the obstacles I may face because I have no idea what they will be.This is exactly what my creative piece is about. I do not know what may arise as I become independent for the first time, but there is no point in dwelling on the possible problems that might occur. If I did worry about these possibilities I would get nowhere with my life.
For this same reason, I have done track and field since I was six. Running has helped keep me healthy and I have been able to compete for twelve whole years because I do not let the possibility of getting sick stop me from exercising. Next year I am going to do college track and I am going continue to be a competitive athlete because I can be.
I have Cystic Fibrosis, but I am also so much more than that. I want to run track. I want to major in Cognitive Science and become a brain scientist. None of these dreams have to do with CF. My health should never get in the way of who I want to be.
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