I never know what to say when I’m introducing myself, so I’ll start off simple. I’m Amber Lenard, a freshman in Kenny Lake High School; I am often immersed in reading, can be found lost in thought, and I’m usually that person in the middle of a group caught laughing awfully loud, hollering about something or other. You’ll find little ‘ole me in what I can only describe as a rural place, way out in the middle of the forests with wild creatures and remarkable characters who are discovered in all of the nooks and crannies. I swim in freezing water, wade through snow in temperatures that can have you literally shaking in your boots, and drive five hours to get to the nearest city. To sum that up in a few words, I guess you can just call me Alaskan: born and raised.
However, don’t let my questionably sane existence fool you. I may not sound quite average, but I’m one of those small-town girls with big dreams to travel far and wide. I want to see what life has to offer me and pursue it with all I have, whether it’s getting published somewhere, taking photos, or something completely different.
For now though, I’ll be working my way up, enjoying the ride of being young, sarcastic, and having arguably senseless moments that I learn from. I’ll leave you in the words of the great Henry David Thoreau who said, “How vain is it to sit down and write when you have not stood up to live.”
Think about that.