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Journal Writing Project: My birthday article


By Kirby O’Connor

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

The day of writing this article is my birthday, March 3. I am 18 today. I am considered an adult by most rules of society now. The responsibility of being an adult is all around me.

For the last few months I’ve been preparing myself for which college I would attend. I will be attending St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minn. this fall.

With the transition between being a child and an adult over, I now have things for society I must do. I have to register for selective service and I will be voting in the next elections. There is more expected of me now also. I can’t rely on others to do things for me anymore. That’s probably the biggest difference between these last few years leading up to my 18th birthday. Responsibility has become very important in my life. I’ve learned how to manage my time, learned how to own up to my mistakes, and learned to be a more productive person.

I’m going to miss being a kid and not having to be in charge but I think I’m ready for the next step in my life and I’m ready to be a productive member of society.

Kirby O’Connor is a student at Fillmore Central High School. He is one of 8 area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, now in its fifteenth year.

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