Accountability is what it says. It’s an account of all my responsibilities. When I show accountability, people will trust me more, and give me more freedom. If I want to hang out with my friends, or go on a date with someone, when I show constant accountability at school and at home, with assignments, chores, etc, my mom is more likely to allow me the freedom to do more things.

What about being accountable at boarding school in no-man’s- land, where you barely have any liberty? You see, FMA has levels. When I show accountability (being on time, doing chores, etc…) I can move up the levels. With each level, I gain more liberties, like going to the basketball court, going down to the pond to fish, or playing a musical instrument. Eventually, I’ll be able to do just about anything. Except leave! I can practice accountability here at FMA by showing up on time with all my classroom materials, doing my chores with no fuss, not putting my work off to socialize, being respectful, and, really, just following the rules.

It’s not that hard. If I put my mind to it, I can do anything. As Walt Disney said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

One Response to Accountability by Hailey J.

  1. Kris says:

    I love you Hailey-Butt! Nicely written! I can already see how being at FMA is having an impact on you. I am so glad you have chosen to spend a year here, learning about yourself, becoming more aware of who you are and the wonderful person you have always been! Keep up the good work!

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