Accomplishment: Goals


Emma Janousek

Cassie Hageman (’16) and others dance at the Swing Into Spring even on May 6th.

As we approach graduation, seniors may find themselves thinking about what they hope for in the future, whether it’s the near future or farther away. Some may be wanting to get an education and pursue a career, while others may hope to get married and start a family, and some might feel like jumping directly into a career is what they want to do with their lives post-graduation. Regardless of what each individual wants, they all have one thing in common: They all hope to accomplish something to better themselves and their lives.

Senior Kayla Humrich hopes to one day leave Arlington and experience life in the city. Humrich has been an Arlington resident for most of her life and hopes to one day escape the small town atmosphere and see what the city is all about.

Svea Dean (’16) and Cassie Hageman (’16) both hope to one day get a successful career but for two different reasons.

Dean hopes to get a career that will help her live comfortably and not have to worry about money. “I want to have a job that I can have a steady home income with,” said Dean.

As for Hageman, she hopes to achieve great things in the future. Being an aspiring nurse, Hageman hopes to be the best in her field. “I want to have a successful career that’ll get me somewhere,” said Hageman.

The word accomplishment has many different meanings and can be interpreted in several ways. Accomplishments are things that could have happened in the past and be something that you’re proud of, which is often what people think of when they stumble upon that word. What some people don’t always put into consideration is that accomplishments can be things that have yet to happen. Whether you’re a senior graduating with a plan in mind, taking a year off, diving into a job, or are confused and blindly jumping into the real world outside of high school, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. People will be there to help guide you in the direction you need to go so that you can achieve your ultimate goal in life, even if that goal is a bit fuzzy at the moment.