7. When the narrator says, “I began to think of the present more than of the future” (lines 80–81), she most likely means that meeting Eugene led her to:


  • A. shift some of her attention away from her career plans and onto the developing friendship.

  • B. think more about her own work interests than about the career her parents thought she should pursue.

  • C. put off her plans of returning to Puerto Rico for a visit in favor of continuing to prepare for college.

  • D. want to spend more time with him instead of helping her parents plan a vacation to Puerto Rico.