Junior Seminar Webpage Home
Welcome to my home page. Here, you will be able to read about my biography,
containing information about my family, interests, and who I am as a whole.
If you wish to view of the websites that correspond to aspects of my life, click
on the link provided. Links to my semester one and two pages and email address are above.
"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life."
- Omar Khayyam
I was born on September 16th, 2000, at St. Croix Regional Medical Center
to Les and Lee Borst, a happy couple in their early thirties. Two years
later, my parents were blessed with a baby boy, whom they named Layton.
Since this time, we have lived in a part of St. Croix Falls rural enough
to not have to worry about lookie-loo neighbors, in a cozy farm house built
around the year 1860. My mom works as a hairdresser, my dad as an independent
HVAC contractor. Since I was little, family has always had animals. I tended
to play with the family egg-laying chickens rather than my toys when I was
growing up, treating the birds as my best friends. Today, my family and I are
joined by three cats, a German Wirehaired Pointer, a single fish, and a young
I call my own. We all get along wonderfully. My family sits down at
the dinner table almost every night for a meal, the dog under our feet.
We talk about our days as we eat, enjoying each other's company. I love my
family, and the close bond we share.
I am a fairly happy person, surrounded by people who love and care for me.
I make an effort to give back to the world that has shown me so much grace
through involvement in extracurricular activities. I participate in Student
Council, Clowns, and Kinship to try to show kindness to younger children,
especially those who have not come from such fortunes situations as I have.
In addition, I work at The Drive-In during the summer and at Trollhaugen in
the winter as an attempt to save up for college. In my free time I like to
spend memorable moments with my family and my tortoise. I am interested in
photography and art, and pass my unoccupied occasions partaking in such
Tending to think very rationally, I view the world as a continuous cycle of
birth, fulfilling a role in society, inevitable death. My outlook on life
drives me to be very precise and determined both in and out of school, pushing
me to get the most out of occurrences in my life. This being said, I am not a
big fantasist. I do not have any set goals for myself in the future, as I do
not know what I want my occupation to be, where I would like to live, or when
I will graduate from school. All I know for sure is that I aspire to live
happily, and to appreciate all I can do for the world.
"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
- George Bernard Shaw
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