Written by Halie Miller; Media by Kelsey Kuethe. “I’ll be a writer,” my ardent self pledged only four short years ago, “I just know I will. No matter what it takes, my name will be on the cover of at least one book in Borders someday. I will be published, and I will not stop until I am!” How easy it is to be idealistic at 16. When you’re a 20-year-old “adult” counting down four semesters until graduation, imagining a wedding a few years away and a child or two before you’re 30, you’re saddened to realize that there’s this thing stopping you from chasing your dreams outright while there’s still time. Oh, what is called? What is that word again…? Yeah, its practicality, and it’s the enemy of dreamers worldwide.