Like, seriously, one of the kindest, most respectful kids I came into contact with this year.
I met Colby a few years back when he and his family came to me for family pictures. I couldn't believe when his Mom contacted me in the summer and told me he was now looking for senior pictures! The years go faster than you think they do.
He is currently a senior at Bristol Plymouth High School and working in digital communications, which includes, ironically, photography! He loves voice over acting as well. I'm not sure what capacity that entails within the school itself, but I know he's done a bit of work in it already and really loves it!
We talked a lot about what he's doing after high school next (this!) year. He was very up in the air and I loved talking with Mom and Dad who said that 18 years old is so young to be deciding on your forever. And I completely agree. So many kids spend tens of thousands on a college career in a field they never even end up pursuing. Better to take a year or so and figure it all out before jumping in with both feet.
He did talk a little about joining the Navy though and the career options he could pursue through that avenue. I'm surprised I don't get more young men coming through saying they're going to join either the army, navy, marines or the reserves. I believe Colby was the first!
Colby is another senior this year I don't have a lot of common contacts with. I'm sure by now, the end of January, he is starting to figure out a little bit better what the fall looks like for him. I'd love to get some updates on Colby, if anyone has them! I'm thankful to Thomas' Mom in the last blog post for updating on how he was doing!
I have to say, I think a lot of people are quick to put down teenagers. Quick to judge them. This class of 2020 is some of the most stand up kids I have had the pleasure of meeting. I got to laugh a lot during my senior sessions this year. I got to know a lot of great people.
They asked a lot of questions, they answered a lot of mine. I am astounded to hear the course load a lot of them are handling at their ages and the ambitions they have for the futures. Seniors are blank slates. Nothing but the rest of their lives ahead of them.
I hope you're having a great senior year Colby! And if you're reading this, or Mom or Dad are reading this, I'd love an update to see how his senior year is going and what the end of 2020 holds for him!