Humans of New Paltz: Volume II

Photo by Briana Bonfiglio.

“For the longest time I thought I would go into criminal justice, but I realized I was kidding myself. Reading and writing were the only things I really took an interest in. I didn’t like math or science or anything like that. 

I’m a senior majoring in English with a minor in creative writing. My overall goal is to be a short fiction writer. My parents supported me but there was definitely some hesitation, especially from my father. I had to disguise it as, ‘Oh, I’m gonna be a teacher’ because that’s the practical thing, but I knew early on I didn’t want to be a teacher. So now the pressure is mounting from them as it gets closer to graduation. You spend all this money, you gotta do something with this.

Right now, I’m mostly figuring out what I’m going to do next while simultaneously trying not to catch senioritis. I have a yearning to move on even though I’m not even entirely sure what that’s going to be. It’s scary.”