I am graduating high school in 3 weeks! Words cannot express my excitement. Although it is true that I am super sentimental and that I will in fact miss certain people and parts of my life at Smithtown Christian School, I am more than happy to embrace a new adventure. Now in tradition when people leave somewhere they usually hope to leave some sort of legacy. Everyone wants to be remembered. All people want to be noticed, to be acknowledged, to know that that their time wherever they were was not in vain and served some sort of purpose. I have gone to this school for 8 years and do hope that I have left some sort of legacy, and I thought about what I would want to be remembered for.
I want to be remembered as someone who loved people when no one else would. I want to be the that girl who put everyone else above herself, yet they all looked up to her. I want to be the one who seemed like they had it all together, but when you got to know her…she was approachable, down-to-earth, someone you can identify with. I want to leave a legacy of a girl who pointed to Christ and relied on Him for everything. She was in love with Christ and strong in Him and who He is. She was strong in who she was, too. She was confident not because she was a great person but because she served a great God. She was someone who was always happy and friendly.I want to have inspired someone, helped someone.
What will I actually be remembered for? I will probably be known as a smiley person who was on Undignified, who was the art teacher’s daughter. I was a nice girl, and probably impacted the lives of those in the grades closest to me, but eventually I will be merely a face in a yearbook. In the end, it doesn’t matter if the whole school remembers me. Even if I had helped one person in whatever, then my time here has been worthwhile.