"The Edge of America"
By Preston Price
JUST KIDDING! I'm really a pretty laid back
and passive kind of guy. This just happens to be the only photo
of myself that I could find to use for my bio page, and I think it
looks like I'm very serious. My name is William Preston
Price, and I
was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. I grew up just south of
Charlotte in a small town that borders North and South Carolina.
I guess one could label me as a typical southern boy who appreciates
the outdoors and a well cooked meal made from scratch. I am
proudly the middle of five children although I do believe it has its
ups and downs. Sports, particularly soccer, have always been a
big part of my life. I would like to use three objects that I
brought with me on the Semester at Sea voyage to characterize myself
and give the reader an idea of the type of person I am.
My first item of self-representation is a T-shirt
that I acquired from playing in a city organized soccer league in my
college town of Charleston, South Carolina. It symbolizes the
valued importance of soccer and sports in general in my life by proving
that I have maintained a passion for soccer even after leaving home for
college. Two other objects that reflect aspects of my personality
are greatly associated with my Semester at Sea voyage. My new
digital camera is possibly the most important item of mine on the trip
because I intend to use it in creating memories for the future.
Even though I have not always been involved in photography, I have
always valued capturing the moment. My malaria medication is the
last item in helping me to describe myself. It may seem like an
unusual object to choose, but it depicts the cautious and caring aspect
of my personality. I have taken every precaution in preparing for
this voyage when it comes to illness, like getting eight or so
vaccinations for example. Although this worrisome aspect of my
persona can be due to over analyzing at times, I am thankful that it
has kept me fairly healthy, safe, and happy.