It’s official. I have been out of high school for 10 years. That’s flipping inSANE! When I was younger and I saw that my sister was getting ready for her 10-year reunion, I looked at her like she was old! Now it’s me and I know my nephew (who’s 15) is looking at me the same way!
But I definitely learned a lot about myself! I could not be the woman that I am today without being the girl I was then.
I was in choir all 4 years of high school. I wasn’t the best but I wasn’t the worst either! I received first division ratings as a soloist (once :D) and in ensembles. My strength had to be interpretation. When looking at the words of a song, I could understand the context and the necessary emotion to the song – when there wasn’t a whole bunch of fa-la-las in it. My weakness had to be the lack of confidence in myself. I always compared myself to other singers, but I now realize that I was and still is unique!
I have gained many awesome people in my life though high school. I lost many friendships since high school. Regardless of the friendship was a page, chapter, or entire novel, I learned a lot from them.
I wouldn’t want to relive high school – once is enough for me. I had some fun times and some lonely times, but I definitely say that high school helped me find my voice!