Plattsburgh, where I attend school, is also where my sister and mother both attended college. At first, I did not think I wanted to follow in their footsteps and continue the family tradition. I thought I wanted to break away from that and “be my own person.”
However, I am truly glad I took a second look at the situation and went ahead with it anyway, because even though being at Plattsburgh makes me feel a strong connection to both of them, I also know that I am free to be my own person and make my own name there.
I think now would be an appropriate time for me to hop off my soap box and simply reiterate my suggestion to you all: take advantage of the time you have at home with everyone you love around you, and let them know what you’re grateful for.
Now, where are the leftover mashed potatoes?
Maggie McVey, a 2012 graduate of Oneonta High School, is a freshman at the State University College at Plattsburgh. ‘Teen Talk’ columns can be found at www.thedailystar.com/teentalk