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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

The end of the beginning: just a few more hours

Kaiden Hunt
She enjoys herself while she can, and that makes it worth the stress.

There comes a time when it gets to be too much for her. 

The mornings are too long, the nights aren’t long enough, but the day just drags on.

She’s not unhappy with her life—quite the opposite. She loves her family more than anything, and her friends bring life back to her smile.

Every day brings her something new to be happy about. She has supporters all around her; they always manage to remind her that she is capable of beautiful things. 

She knows she’s human, and that often strikes her as a flaw. She strives for perfection in everything she does, but it is out of human power to maintain that, and her people remind her that there’s a beauty to her imperfection. 

Her body aches, her mind aches, her heart aches, and, from where she’s standing, it seems there’s no way around it.

She wouldn’t ask for anything more. 

But there comes a time when it’s all too tiresome; the waking up and rushing to get ready, trudging out to her car and subsequently making the two-minute commute to the high school, only to sit in the parking lot until her friends are ready to go inside. During the day, she does her best to laugh and exude the happiness she truly does feel, but she also fights to stay conscious in such a fast-paced and ever-changing world. 

There’s a growing pit in her stomach reminding her of all the work yet to be done.

It’s no fault of anybody, but she feels as if she should be able to blame something for it: her school for giving her homework, her boss for scheduling her, even the moon and sun for making the days simultaneously drag on and fly by. 

When night falls, she thinks about everything and nothing; at times, there’s a never-ending spurt of emotion and information that she can’t navigate on her own, and at other times, there’s not a single cohesive thought. Regardless of which dynamic her mind takes, the common chord struck is one of pure exhaustion. 

Her body aches, her mind aches, her heart aches, and, from where she’s standing, it seems there’s no way around it.

And yet, she goes to school and work. She comes home and attempts to do her homework. She gets in bed to try and get the rest she’s been waiting for all day, but she can’t find it.

Eventually, it will all blow over; she just needs to remind herself of that. 

This stress won’t last, and in 20 years, she won’t even remember the pain she feels now. She holds onto this thought—she knows it’s easier said than done—and attempts to get through the day. 

At any given point, there are just a few more hours until she can restart. 

Just a few more hours until she can forget about the troubles of yesterday and move on to the possibilities of tomorrow.

Just a few more hours. 

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Eva LaBeau
Eva LaBeau, Publicity Managing Editor
Eva LaBeau is a senior entering her second year on The Central Trend. She takes on everything she does with great passion, specifically when relating to her hobbies and academics. Whenever she can, she writes or draws whatever is on her mind. Raised by an artist and an avid music fanatic, Eva listens to music and loves to create art of all forms every chance she gets. Realistically, anybody could likely say that her 340-hour (and still growing) primary playlist is one of the most convoluted out there. Aside from her art, Eva spends as much time as she can with her family and friends, and she never hesitates to let them know just how much she appreciates them. Being a part of the community housed in Room 139 will forever be an unmatched feeling to her, and she'll forever love the beautiful people she has met and continues to meet along her journey thus far. Hopefully, her senior year at FHC will be the best one yet, and she wouldn't want to take it on with any other people. Favorite color: sage green or warm tan Favorite mascara combo: L'Oreal Telescopic Lift in Blackest Black and Morphe Make It Big in Bold Black Car: 2012 Ford Escape named Harvey (Very) irrational fears: velvet, people taller than 6'7", 2-door cars, and bodybuilders, among others.

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