Wow. Last semester of high school went fast…. Well looking back on it, it did;)
Senior year has been one crazy year. I came home from traveling the world in July 2018. Then I started a full schedule at Eagle High School plus 10 online classes through BYU independent study. (I was catching up from what I missed from traveling). In November, I had surgery and I missed 2-3 weeks of school.
On top of all of this I was dealing with a little depression. It was a dark time for me and it was something I never went through before. It was strange to me. Then second semester began and things started their way to getting better. In February, I had the opportunity to go back to Ghana on a women’s trip (I missed two weeks of school). This trip was so good for me. I loved being back.
In April, I got selected for the “Mayor’s Award” from the mayors in my area. It was a recognition of strength and character, ability to overcome hardships and obstacles and dedication to serving their communities. The night I received it, I was able to hear a bunch of other kids stories. It was so amazing to hear other kids stories and to hear what challenges they have/had to face in their lives.
I just want to insert quote here about that night:
“[Be kind. For everyone is fighting a hard battle. And if you really want to see what people are, all you have to do is look.]” (This is from Wonder)
Now I’m here. Just the other day I finally was able to complete the last of my 10 online classes. This was a huge relief for me. Now I have seven school days left, I REPEAT, SEVEN SCHOOL DAYS LEFT!! I am beyond excited to be done with high school! It’s weird to think I am at this point in my life but I’m ready to move on to a fresh start. I got accepted to Brigham Young University in Provo, so that is where I will be attending in the fall. I am so so excited.
Looking back on this whole year, i just can’t believe how crazy it was. It was a non-stop year for me. But it feels oh so good to have made it to this point in my life. I couldn’t have done it without my parents, family, and my friends, and my teachers.
A few weeks ago, I was pondering why did I have to go through all of this, especially the depression stage. I don’t really have the full answer but I have gotten some strong feelings about why I went through it. It has taught me how to work hard and it has strengthened me as a person. Even though this was a hard year, I was able to have some crazy good times with my friends and family and honestly I wouldn’t change how this year went. I’m so grateful for the good times and also the challenging times. :)
It’s been quite the ride. College life here I come!!