Zoe Cooper is travelling to Greece and Italy this summer. I am SUPER jealous.
It all started as a junior, when my teacher was taking a tour to France and England. I begged my mom, but she said we couldn't afford it. Then, that following June, I almost won a free trip to DC at Girls' State. Senior year rolled along, and the same teacher was offering a tour to Greece and Italy. Again, my family can't afford it. In November, I competed in a scholarship competition to win a free trip to DC. It eluded me once again.
LAST NIGHT, I found out that my parents have been planning a trip to DC for me. My dad has a business trip there with a free hotel, and we have racked up enough air miles to fly two more people there and back. I was going to go to DC with my parents as a graduation gift!! A whole week!
But guess which week it is! AP testing week #2. I'm planning on taking four or five tests this year. Three of which I have classes for, and then one or two self-studied. I'd be willing to miss the self-studied tests for DC, but all three of my classes' tests land on monday, tuesday, and wednesday of the week.
For the third time in a year, I've narrowly missed a trip to Washington DC. I cried.
I am so desperate to travel. I feel like the more I know about the world, the more I want to see it. And I know lots about the world. I see so many people going to all of these cool places, but they can't fully appreciate the place without knowing what happened there. (Not at all saying Zoe Cooper is doing this. To be honest, I don't know much about her academic life?)
Someday, when I'm a super rich research scientist, and I'm married to a lawyer, we will travel the world.