In high School I Quit Everything
I ran through 3 of my old schools today for the 1st time since I was a student.
I ran past my elementary and I vividly remember every year standing around that flag pole wearing an old navy outfit for flag day and singing songs & where my mom was my brownie leader & we planted flowers there often.
I ran past my jr high where I did ALL the sports; the soccer, the cheerleading, volleyball, track, gymnastics, dance, band–you name it, I did it.
I ran past my high school where I quit everything, except band, would sneak out to the corner & smoke cigarettes. I was the first one to pick it up in my grade. And even though I won, “most changed since freshman year” when I graduated, I still followed suit in the theme of trying new things in different ways. Seeing what makes me feel filled in the season that I’m in.
Fulfilling to go back where I have 18 years of memories of every age and stage of my life,& feel as if I was returning-and passing through-with a mini full circle moment & just feeling so proud & content with who I am & what I’m doing & becoming still.
I smiled thinking of how it’s still a thrill to me to see being alive as an endless self discovery of what else I am capable of doing.