Abbey is a First Year at Roseville High School. She is a talented Volleyball player and is a first year peer minister.
My name is Abbey Hayek and I am a freshman at Roseville Area High School. What people know about me is what I tell them. I’m selective about what I share mainly because I like to focus on the positive and not dwell on what I have no control over. It is fair to say that in the past year my life has significantly changed.
Everyone’s life is always changing. A major change in the past year for me was my family. My parents divorced in June and my sisters and I have been bouncing between houses. Another change was starting high school...it was new school with a new homework load and expectations. Add on sports, peer ministry and learning to drive; the year has been crazy to say the least.
After that came Covid, leaving all of us stuck at home. Being stuck in the same place has allowed a lot of reflection time. I’ve looked back on the past year and realized is was a crazy, emotional year but I am still happy. I try to look at life positively, measuring how good it is by how happy I am. Controlling what I can and not dwelling on the bad.
My parents divorce was a major change, but from that I created a better bond with my sisters and mom. Starting high school was another transition, however I was surrounded by friends and had a fun volleyball season. Being quarantined with my family is fun, we learn something new everyday. Sure we drive each other crazy, and get on each other’s nerves, but there is no one I’d rather be stuck with because they make me happy, and we all need a little happiness in life.
My challenge to you is reflect on your life. What’s making you happy, what can you control? Find it and cherish it and share it with others so they can find their own happiness.
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