Loren is a senior!

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The last time I saw Loren she was a sophomore. Back then she was super cute, had a ton of energy, plenty of spunk, and a bit of a ‘tude – the endearing kind. I loved her for all of these things.

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For her senior session, we met first at a farm. As she got out of her car, it was immediately clear that my Loren had gotten older. Everything was still there – the spunk, the energy, that quick laugh, and a spark of ‘tude that I hope she never loses – but it was all a touch different, as though all her little quirks had grown with her. There’s a higher level of maturity that has planted itself into her personality. Her cuteness has evolved into loveliness. And she’s driving a car!

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“I’m nicer now, Frau.” Loren tells me as I take this photo.
“You were always nice!” I reply.
Loren gives me a look like I’m insane.
“Well, you were always nice to me.” I say.
“Yeah, to you!” She laughs.

Regardless of what Loren thinks, she has always had a wonderful personality and still has one now. I was so glad she made the trip to see me because, if nothing else, it’s awesome to hang out with an awesome person, and Loren is definitely an awesome person. I asked her some questions so that I could better introduce her to my readers. Here is the lovely Loren, a soon-to-be high school grad, in her own words :)

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Favorite ice cream flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip

Favorite animal: I have multiple favorite animals but I love elephants. Honestly my dog is my best friend. I love her more than anything in this entire world so I guess dogs are my favorite animal because of her.

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Favorite TV Show: Teen Wolf and Criminal Minds

Favorite Bands or Musicians: Fall Out Boy and Chase Rice and Keith Urban. I can’t really pick my #1 band or singer but generally my go-to genre is country.

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Favorite school subjects: I don’t actually have a favorite subject in school but I have talents in English and math. I enjoy writing but not about forced subjects. If I have a lot on my mind I tend to puke out all my thoughts into a story, kind of, and they sometimes come out really cool.

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Favorite Holiday: This has to be Christmas because I love the feeling of happiness in the air and I love the decorations. The fact that eggnog is generally only sold during Christmas season sucks because it’s one of my favorite drinks ever.

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What you like to do in your spare time: I used to play water polo but I don’t anymore because of a shoulder injury. I loved it.

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Currently, when I have extra time, I like to go on road trips with friends and family. If I were given a coupe of days to do whatever I wanted, I would get a couple of my friends together to just drive out to somewhere in the middle of nowhere, as far away as I can in the time given, and just hang out together. I just enjoy being in the company of friends and people I care about.

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What do you like most about being a senior? I enjoy how much more freedom I’m given compared to how little I used to be given.

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What do you want to do after you graduate? I’m not sure which college I want to apply to quite yet but I know I’m going to go to community college first and then transfer to another college of my choice. I want to study criminology and hopefully become an intelligence analyst and maybe even be in the CIA or FBI.

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Loren, it was so much fun to see you again. You’re beautiful, you’re funny, you have an infectious laugh, and you’re so smart. I know you can do and be anything you want and I hope you get exactly that. Enjoy your last year, your extra freedom, and this last bit of childhood as much as you can. I hope to see you again soon and until then, the best of luck in your future! Congrats, girl!

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much love,
“Frau”

 

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