Round 16: June 2025
Narrated by Frieda.
Sara's got it all figured out even though she still has a year and a half before she goes to college. Emily and Aaron both know what they want to do. I feel like I'm the only one who doesn't have their whole future planned ahead already. All I know is that right now I want to play football.
"People change. I'm not the same I was when I was 18 - all I wanted was to hang out with my friends and be popular. Call it mid-life crisis or whatever but my priorities have changed. I'm not saying I'm a better person now but I'm definitely different than I was before."
It's so great to have someone to talk to. Dad still talks to me like I'm a child because to him I'll always be a little girl I guess. Tina's different. She'll never take mom's place - no one ever could - but I'm really happy to have her in my life.
Jack told me to enjoy my last summer as a high school student so I'm not working at the farm anymore. I'm not complaining about all the free time I have especially since the weather has been really nice. Tim has been begging me to take him swimming so we took a bus to Exmoor and went to the Exmoor Aqua Park with Sara.
Sara knows all the details about my embarrassing crush on Zach and after he had gone she said that the age difference isn't that bad now. I just don't see it happening though. From what I've heard he's not even considering settling down with just one girl and I don't think I'd want to share.
"It's not that long ride on the bus, you know. Or we could get you a car if you want" he says.
I've put my foot down though. I really want to get the whole college experience, not just classes but living in a dorm and meeting lots of new people. I'm not afraid to voice my own opinions to dad and nowadays he usually just gets this fond look on his face and says that I'm just like mom.
- Title reference: Walk this way by MØ.
- Tina rolled the ROS for the mid-life crisis. It was kind of difficult to include it in this update because I really wanted to write from Frieda's POV. I didn't do any major changes, just switched her primary and secondary aspirations so she's now Family/Popularity and her new LTW is Graduate 3 Children from College.
- I really don't know what Frieda will be studying so I guess it's time for the Choosing careers "game" by Carla and Apple Valley. She'll most likely have an undeclared major for her freshman year to give her time to figure out what she wants to do.
- There's no big drama behind Frieda and Christian's break-up. I just don't want to continue romances with teenage townies because I won't be aging them to adults in any case anyway.