Skip to main content

A place worth remembering.

"In your life you are going to go some great places and you're going to do some wonderful things. But no matter where you go or who you become, this place will always be with you." I have grown up in a town where most people feel like it's the worst place ever, like it's a place where no one would ever want to go. I think differently. I have grown up in a town where I have felt the majestic qualities of a southern town at its finest. Tonight was the final episode of One Tree Hill. Many of you have probably seen one or two episodes but this show has been my favorite for the past 9 years. I can remember watching it with my mom and my brothers every week and it is a memory I will cherish forever. The majority of this story line are teens in high school and their lives after. Of course memories of my high school days came flooding back into my head as quickly as I heard the theme song to my favorite show. Columbia High School. My high school. This was the place where I grew into the young lady I am today. At that high school I developed relationships with boys that for the most part haven't lasted, I lost friends in bitterness and gained ones that will be around forever, I became a leader through SGA, I laughed, I cried, and I SURVIVED those four years. It's been almost a year since I've graduated. My life has changed drastically in this past year and I can hardly recognize the girl in the mirror I see today. All of you have your story of High School. Maybe you played football, maybe you were a shining star in the band, maybe you were a journalism lover, and maybe you really never knew who you were in high school at all, but we all were somebody. There is a simplicity in Lake City that most people take for granted. No matter how awful this place may seem, this is the place where we grew up. This is the place where we grew into adults, this is the place where all of our memories reside, and this is the place we will forever call home. I have friends who are doing extraordinary things with their lives. I have a friend in Guatemala who is changing lives, I have a friend who is waiting patiently for her boyfriend to come home from basic training, I have friends who moved away and are making their own lives into something wonderful, I have friends who serve two year missions to bring people closer to Christ,and I have friends who don't quite know where they stand in life but they know they will get there someday. We all have our story. Each of us is unique and remarkable and we owe it all to the place we call home. We owe everything to the place where we were molded and shaped into the people we are today. Never forget that today is a good day and the place you come from is a place worth remembering.

Comments

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

BYU. Westmore. Anxiety. Family. Trusting. MY 5 YEARS IN UTAH.

For me, it’s usually night when all the feels start hitting and I get all sorts of nostalgic. August brings so many challenges for me in many ways. Once August hits it means summer is finally coming to an end and even though I’m usually ready to go back to work, the stress starts to creep in. Going into my 4th year seems bizarre. I don’t feel as if I’m a seasoned teacher, but since I’m not worried about the first day of school I think that says something. August also is the month where 5 years ago I took a big risk and moved to Utah. I left the comfort of my sweet southern home and stepped out on my own. Since 5 years seems like an eternity and a second all at the same time, I decided to write down the 5 most important things that have happened to me since I moved here.
1.Attending and graduating from BYU. I loved my time at BYU. I ran through my experience and I don’t regret that at all. I always knew the college lifestyle wasn’t for me, so getting through it fast was a blessing. I …

A Letter to Asher Rae.

Baby Asher,
Your momma is currently in labor and in a few hours you'll make your grand debut into this world. From the moment I knew you were coming I was in shock and how much my heart could grow. I work with sweet children all day and I love them so much. The love I already have for you is so different. You'll be the first grandchild of my parents, and you'll be my first ever niece. You're coming into a world that is incredibly hard and difficult. With your amazing parents in your life you'll be taught how to be strong and to be valiant in all circumstances. Your dad, my brother, is an excellent human being. He is dedicated, he is a dreamer, he is a hard worker, and he will be the most amazing father. Your mom is so beautiful. She is loving, she is patient, and she loves your dad so much. Your grandma, my mom, is SO excited for you. She will love you and spoil you, but she will also help you when things get hard. Your Grandma Forsyth is a tough woman. The toughes…

Coming to an end.

Considering my last post was in October, this morning I woke up and finally wanted to let the fingers type and do the talking. Since October my life has changed and I have grown so much. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher and I also always knew that I have both of my parents running through my blood. What this means for me is that I have this incredible drive to push myself to limits that haven't been set. My beautiful mother gave me passion for education. She constantly sets the example of the most excellent educator and one day I hope to be as successful as she is and was in the classroom. My mother gave me the realistic expectations that come with teaching, such as not always getting my way or having things work out in the way I would like them to. Bless her soul for being my constant supporter. My father gave me the drive to work hard and to never give up. He works construction and there hasn't been one thing that he hasn't finished once he set his mind to it. He …