Mason Joellenbeck is a senior at Foley high school, graduating in May with the class of 2020. He is involved in band. He helps his dad at his store cleaning, moving, picking up, and delivering flooring. He likes all types of movies including action and comedy, which are two of his favorite movie genres. He doesn’t have a favorite movie time because new movies come out every month.
What are your plans after high school?
My plans after high school are easy, but not exactly. I’m going to Coastal Community College for two years and work at the same time to make money. Then I plan to work and work to get my career going.
What’s your career you are planning to pursue?
The career that I’m pursuing is opening my own business. I wanted to be an actor in movies, but what I really want in life is a happy family, a happy life. I believe opening and owning my own business will be the route for me to go.
What did you do last spring break?
Last spring break, I went on a Carnival Cruise, and it was fun. I was on the boat for seven days straight, and the trip was truly amazing. We went to three destinations in Mexico.
How well is 2020 going for you?
It’s been going pretty well. There’s not a lot to do in classes now that I’m a senior. There is a lot of stress heading into to graduation. Overall, it’s going well.
Are you ready to go to college?
I’m ready, but I’m also not ready. I’m not ready because it’s the next stage to adulthood, and I don’t know if I’m ready for it. I’m also ready because I can’t do more things outside during school then I used to.
Are you staying in Foley or moving somewhere else?
Even though it would be nice to live somewhere else that looks amazing and seems like an amazing place to live, I think I will stay in Foley just a little bit longer. I live near a beach that is spectacularly beautiful even during the summer heat. Foley is not big but not too small. Someday when I’m a little older, I might live somewhere else
How was your life from when you started school to your graduation?
My life has been very short. From being two years old to 18 years old, from pre-k to 12th grade, it may look and sound long but time went by really fast. I’ve had my ups and downs throughout the years from school.
What’s your favorite outdoor/indoor activity and why?
My favorite outdoor activities are to go four wheel riding, swimming, cruising on a ship, you know, all the big things! My favorite indoor things are the going to the gym, watching movies at the house or at the movies, and many others. I like these things because it’s really fun to me.
What do you miss about being a kid?
What I miss about being a kid is everything, like not having to deal with so many things in life that I have to deal with now. Kids always see the world as a safe place to live, and they don’t have to worry about having money to live. The most important thing I miss about being a kid is seeing my parents younger than they are now, because the hardest part about growing up is seeing your parents get old.
The best advice I would give a 10-year-old me would be?
I would tell my 10 year old self not to let anything distract you, not give up, and be the man that your dad wants you to be. Be tough, respect women, and respect people, because the older you get, you will see what the world really is and how hard it is.