Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hello there, beautiful.

Lauren's the name;
dancing's my game.
I'm two out of five,
and so love my life.
My parents are rad,
I miss them real bad.
Utah's the bestest,
til I'm back in my Texas.

College for now,
future for later,
I love the Gospel,
ain't nothing greater.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The End of This Chapter

           June 4, 2011 was the first day of the rest of my life- my High School Graduation. The ceremony opened with a prayer and a couple of speeches. I walked across the stage with complete pride, knowing I had completed a massive milestone. The tears didn't kick in until right after our Alma Mater, where we, the Sherman High School Class of 2011, turned our tassels as one as a symbol of our graduation. Completely ignoring what our principals had told us, we threw our caps in the air with great relief. 
           The rest of the day was filled with family, friends, and loads of pictures. Hot dogs, chili and watermelon all filled my tummy- but they were sure to leave room for their best friend, Cake. 
           Reminiscing on my high school experiences help me realize how much I have grown- physically, spiritually, emotionally, and of course as a dancer. I endured many hardships throughout the last four years and even though it always felt like the end of the world, it never was. At times I would say to myself, "Why is this happening to me?" and looking back on it, I know that it was my Heavenly Father preparing me for the things to come. I believe that "if ye have come to a knowledge of the goodness of God, and his matchless power, and his wisdom, and his patience, and his long-suffering toward the children of men... that thereby salvation might come to him that put his trust in the Lord." (Mosiah 4:6) It took me a while to realize it, but everything does happen for a reason. And I'm grateful for that. 
           So, as I live my life by my new motto, I hope to be able to endure all things and live my dreams. I hope to make my family proud, in return of making me so very proud of them. Here ends high school; here begins life.