Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My sister

since i'm pretty sure she is the only one that reads this perhaps i should title this "you" :)

My big sister is one of the most amazing people I have ever known. She is definitely a great role model and a super-woman. She has earned her PhD at the age of 27, is a mom to a beautiful baby girl, and has a kind, Christian heart. I pick fights with her all the time because i know she won't get too upset. Very rarely have i ever seen her yell out of anger, which is very surprising for as much trouble as i caused her growing up ha ha. Her academic achievements have pushed me to do my best in school and whenever I'm feeling like giving up and not caring about school, she reminds me how great of an opportunity it is once you finish. Like everyone else in my family she's a sports fanatic. I remember standing on the rails on the front row of Hog games bouncing up and down and yelling with her and my brother. She's goofy, smart, pretty, and talented. Anytime i feel down just talking to her makes me laugh and feel better. She's the first one of my siblings i tell when i have good news.
I love my crazy sister :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Almost there!

My Senior year is coming to an end. AP testing starts this week, then regular semester finals, senior dinner, bacculareate, senior trip, and finally graduation. My English teacher wasn't lying when she said this year would be expensive and would go by fast. I keep looking at my senior scrapbook and it seems like the beginning entries were only a couple of weeks ago and not ten or eleven months ago. Senior year has been filled with many memories including Disney World, dance camp, Chaselyn being born, the football team taking State, our Wii Christmas, the basketball girls also taking State, meeting and eventually dating Coady, and all the numerous times just hanging out goofing around with friends. I just wonder how many of my friends I'll actually keep in touch with.

I know we all say that we'll still talk and visit each other during college, but part of my reason for going to college where I'm going was to make new friends. I'm definitely not going to just drop my friends but I think its important to branch out and not just stick with the same people your whole life. There are a few people that no matter where you go or what you do you'll always be friends. College is a test of those kinds of friendships.

As my last days of high school approach I can't help but wonder if I made the most of it. Looking at my scholarship resume, I guess I could have done more community service, had a job, and made a little bit better grades. On the other hand, I had dance to keep me busy all the time, the toughest course-load of my class, was an officer in many school clubs, kept a 3.91 GPA, volunteered for my teachers and the softball team, and somehow kept a social life through all of it. There are a few moments in high school that I regret, but all of those taught me something. Sometimes I feel bad because I'm not doing anything to change the world like the kids I see on the news. Then I realize that they are on the news because they are doing something that is sadly rare.

I've just had a lot going through my head lately with the stress of finals and my graduation speech. I just felt like typing it all out where I could read it would make it all straighten out.