Yes, it’s true. A few years back, I was elected Miss Scott High School by my peers. What does that mean, you ask? Well, I assumed it meant others thought that I was the most passionate person in the Senior class when it came to promoting and upholding the culture of my high school.
My class ring might say: miss scott high school, class president, young life, national honor society, all-star cheerleader and dancer, prom queen, teen leadership club or a whole slew of other associations. if a club existed, it was unlikely I wasn’t involved in some way.
You see, I’ve always put priority on living in the present. We’re not promised tomorrow, though we should still prepare for it. I attempted to make the most of my high school opportunities and prepare for college the best way I could. I took time to explore and it taught me a lot about my strengths, weaknesses, likes, dislikes…
On the other hand, one of the more difficult things I learned was that being overcommitted can rob you of the ability to live in the present. You’re constantly running behind and it’s challenging to enjoy the people around you and the gift of each moment. I had some fun in high school and made some great friends, but in hindsight, I wish I would have spent more time on the things that meant so much to me and less time on those that didn’t.
A class ring is still a great reminder to me reminder of many of the elements that have helped shape me as a woman. I will always look back on my high school days with fondness–a time when I dared to do almost anything.