Alumnus Abigail Geiger graduated in 2011 and went to Texas A&M University. While in high school Geiger participated in Choir and UIL tournaments.
What have you done since high school?
“I graduated from Texas A&M in May of 2015 with a degree in English and a degree in Communication,” Geiger said. “For about a year and a half I worked at Parker County Today Magazine first as a writer and then I was promoted to Associate Editor. In December of 2016 I resigned from that position and took some time off. Now I’m working as an Administrative Assistant in Aledo.”
What made you want to do what you’re doing now?
“Honestly, I’m not sure what I want to do,” Geiger said. “I just know I want to write. But I started this new job because I was burnt out and I wanted to learn something new and that’s definitely what I’m doing. I’m learning so much about how a private business is run and how different it is than a company and although I do get frustrated sometimes it’s worth it because I’m doing something different every day.”
What are your plans for the future?
“My plans for the future,” Geiger said. “Hm. That’s a hard one. I do know I want to publish a few books. I’m working on two right now. One about depression and suicide, kind of a biopic/informational and how it affected my family; and the other is a fantasy novel. I also plan on doing some traveling. Next year I’m headed to Italy and I’m currently trying to plan a trip for England and Scotland with some friends.My other plans would probably include the typical. Get married have kids and a bunch of dogs. Maybe a cat or two.”
What is your advice to current high schoolers?
“There will come a time when you are told you have to choose what you want to do for the rest of your life,” Geiger said. “You are not made to live in a box. Your life will never be a straight line. You’re going to do a million different things before you find ‘the thing’. Trust me. Whatever you plan goes totally different than the way you thought it would. Do not stress. You’ll find it when you’re ready. And you always have the choice of doing something different. You’ve got this.”