Things Adults Say to Me
Wow so I’ve lived on this thing for a while now and I still don’t get used to the comments and questions everyday. While sometimes it does get old being asked over and over again, part of the problem is that I don’t know the answers to a lot of the questions asked. Here are the things most adults ask me:
Are you excited to leave?
To be honest I’m not really excited. I don’t want to leave everything I’ve ever known, but that’s part of the adventure, not knowing (at least that's what the adults say.)
How is it, living on a boat?
What I tell most people is that it has ups and downs. And that’s the truth, I’ve gotten a lot closer to my family in this past year (for better or worse). But I also don’t have much privacy, and if you’ve ever had a teenage daughter, you know that privacy is important.
What’s school going to be like? Are you even going to be in school?
I’m going to be boatschooled the whole time. I will be doing an online program that allows me to do school when I can (because I may or may not have wifi).
What do you and don’t you like about the boat?
Well, I like that we have a boat cat, that’s pretty cool. My list for things I don’t like is kind of long but I’m trying to make it shorter.
What are you going to do when you get back?
I have no idea.
Can you do your music on board?
I have a small setup of things that allow me to write and produce. I use a mini midi keyboard (The Akai MPK Mini), A ukulele and a guitar.
Do you have wifi?
This is mainly asked by my fellow teenager friends, and yes I do have wifi. It’s really horrible and the only person optimistic about it is my mom, but it rarely works.
What do you want to do when you’re in Mexico?
One thing that came up today is my biology teacher from last year told me about a reserve down in PV that you can volunteer at and hold spider monkeys, and who wouldn’t want to do that? I’m looking forward to experiencing Mexico's culture and finally see what I’ve been hearing about in Spanish class for the last three years.
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