The town that raised me

May 31, 2014

by Megan Moore, intern

This summer is providing another exciting opportunity for me to be involved in the community as I am interning for Hood County News.

Growing up in Granbury, I have done everything from acting at the Opera House to marching around the football field playing my trombone with the Pirate band.

I worked at Granbury Live serving popcorn, terrorized boats on the lake by wake jumping on my Jet Ski, and was honored to be Miss GHS my senior year of high school.

I’m a Granbury kid through and through, and this summer is my Granbury farewell tour.

After graduating from Granbury High School I journeyed down Highway 6 and began my studies at Texas A&M University.

I started school excitedly, but without a clue as to what the next few years would have in store for me.

In the past three years I have gained some knowledge, a little weight, and a lot of wisdom on how to navigate the ins and outs of life.

I am pursuing two degrees, one in Russian Language and the other in International Studies.

My majors led me to Moscow last summer for 10 weeks where I intensively studied the Russian language.

The first day of class couldn’t have been more frightening when a little old Russian babushka, dentures moving around in her mouth when she spoke, started asking me questions I couldn’t understand.

I thought, “I’m way in over my head,” and figured after 10 weeks I’d forget about this Russian language thing and focus my sights on something else.

However, as my comprehension grew and I began making friends, the Russian language and people grew on me.

Now I hope to pursue a master’s degree in Russian language and continue learning about the fascinating culture and people.

ALL ABOARD

Besides studying at A&M I work part time as an Aggie Spirit Bus Driver.

At 5’2” I surprise most passengers when I hop into the driver’s seat.

Jokes are incessant about my feet barely reaching the pedals. I always manage to get students where they need to be, but my curb-hitting average is probably higher than it should be.

Most excitedly in college I met, dated, fell in love, and have become engaged to my best friend, Grant.

He is an electrical engineering student at A&M (vastly more intelligent than me) and the most servant-hearted man I’ve ever met.

We met our freshman year at Impact, a Christian freshmen orientation camp at A&M.

I hooked him with the fact I had a Princess Leia cardboard cut-out in my bathroom, and his quick wit and love for coffee won me over.

We’ve had the best time throughout college and are very excited to be getting married in August.

Since I’m getting married and unsure where life will take Grant and I after our last year at A&M, this is the last foreseeable long stint of time I’ll be spending in Granbury.

I’m taking time this summer to reminisce on all of the wonderful memories I have made here and revisit all of the friends and places that have made me who I am now.

Though I may not live here again, Granbury will always be close to my heart and my home.

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