Being at Venture has given me an opportunity to look at my life from an outside perspective. There have been many positive experiences since I have been here. I have gotten to meet some really great people that I am going to miss so much. We have had some really fun times together, like in the summer when we wentâ white-water rafting, rock climbing, camping, and all the times we went to the beach. I really enjoyed hanging out with this family and getting to know everyone. I liked being able to talk about things in my life without feeling like I was being judged. In my future, I see myself leading a much healthier life. I have learned that I don't need drugs to have a good time. I have also learned new ways to communicate with my parents effectively. Another important thing I have learned is that my parents do love and care for me no matter what I do, even when they are angry and it doesn't seem like it. I want to start taking care of myself, eating healthier, and exercising. I see myself graduating high school with fairly good grades and possibly going to either college or University. I also see myself getting a job, and volunteering at the SPCA with all the animals. Hopefully, the future will bring a good, understanding relationship with my parents. In a year or two I see myself moving out and starting my own life. I am very appreciative for all the care and support everyone at Venture Academy has shown me.