Instead of making this a story about everything that took place over the past nine months, I have decided to dedicate this post to the lessons I have learned from the stunning group of ladies I have been fortunate enough to call my friends.
Anna Grace, Faith and Lauren Franques, you three have taught me to never judge a book by its cover. If any of y’all ever see someone who seems a little beat down you immediately do what you can to help them out. Y’all are three of the most selfless people I know. I would not have wanted to be cheer camp roomies with any other group of girls. I love you guys as much as the real Peter Piper loves literature and Carrie Bradshaw. Here is to Room 3308! (and maybe that missing key… oops)
Isabella, Jolie, Lauren Liprie and Kylie, you have all taught me to live life to the fullest and not worry about the negative reactions of others. For the longest time I have always been that girl is consumed by what others may say or think. You lovely ladies have taught me to let go and live life. Sure, i still have my moment of insecurity, but who doesn’t? Thank you for being there to keep me in check and all the weekend joyrides to Cajun Sno.
Virginia, you have taught me to never give up because you will eventually reach what you are reaching for. Seeing you at tumbling has helped me to keep going and working toward my goals, whether they be tumbling, academic or extra curricular related. Thank you for all the fun times with Robbie and Cain.
Mallory and Izzy, it was hard to pinpoint exactly one thing the two of you have taught me, but you have definitely been there for me throughout the ups and downs of the You-Know-Who Chronicles. Thank you for being there for after school CC’s and Sonic runs to hash out all the tea and being there if I ever needed to talk! (and for giving me all those rides!)
Since my first day of eighth grade, “Cherish your high school years because they’ll fly by before you know it,” has been drilled in to my head. Whenever someone would mention this to me, I’d pay little to no attention thinking, “This is ridiculous. High school is a whole five years. How could it possibly fly by?” It wasn’t until this year that I realized just how true this saying really is. Sophomore year was a year of ups, downs, and a plethora of hours spent in tea time — both literally and figuratively.
I entered this past school year with a head filled with both nerves and excitement. I was excited to see what Ascension had in store for me but nervous to start at a new school, in a new city, where I knew close to no one. I was thankful to have started cheerleading and to have had so many amazing ladies leading by example of who I should be.