Monday, May 17, 2010

the best is yet to come

Junior year...

How to describe this year?

At the end of my sophomore year, I knew this year would be extremely challenging. Between taking all AP and honors courses, I managed to have a life. I have learned so much about myself this year. Listening to Taylor Swift's song "Fifteen," one line especially stands out to me....

"In your life you'll do things greater than dating the boy on the football team, I didn't know it at fifteen..."

This line basically sums up my junior year. My first two years of high school, I thought being in the "in" crowd and having the boy of your dreams would make your life perfect. Well, we all know this is not reality! Happiness starts with accepting the person you are. This year I have experienced love, heart break, happiness, joy, sorrow, tears, laughter...every emotion you could imagine! Some days I felt like giving up, but in the end, I do not regret anything that has happened to me this is all for a purpose.


By the way, I made this run-thru sign above. My FAVORITE one of the season. So many ups and downs in life came with football season. Being the head football coach's daughter, I see many behind the scene deals. This football season has been the most memorable yet. Cheering on the sidelines for my dad has been incredible.

Standing beside these eleven girls on Friday nights made cheering the mighty Lions even more worth it :)

Youth Leadership Chattanooga.
I love this group.
It has made me a better leader in the community and school, I would be no where without this group.

my friends
these people have been my rock this year.
amazing times, laughs, and tears...we've been through it all.

you meet people at unexpected times.
this girl came at an unexpected time, she has been very dear to me ever since.
i thought i had the best group of friends any girl could ask for...but she made it even more complete.

my parents
i could not ask God for a better pair
(picture above at ut college visit in march)

With junior year being over in only a day and a half, I realize time moves so quickly. I will be a senior on Wednesday a little before nine o'clock in the morning. Junior year has made me a stronger woman. I know I can tackle anything in this world. Life is not about your status in one is going to remember you for that. People remember you by the difference you make in this world. So many people this year have made a difference in my life. I hope and pray I can do this in years to come. Senior year will bring many changes, I can't wait to see where life takes me.

Until we meet again,
trd :)

1 comment:

  1. TRD!!!!

    Yeah for you for staring a blog!

    You will love every second of a spot of your own to just write and be you. It will be so fun and memorable to look back on posts too; I especially love to do this with my blog.

    Plus, there is a company you can pay a nominal fee and have as many posts as you want turned into a hardbound book!

    Now talk about an awesome scrapbook!

    I plan to do this with mine one day.

    You will have to come over so I can show you some cool tricks to make fun backgrounds and add details to your sidebar.

    So happy you have started this!

    .mac :)