“I am reading ‘Everybody Always’ for my small group. I am a senior in high school and about to be in a new place with new people. I only have a few more months with some of my friends and I want to show them all the love I can. Each person is put in your life for a reason and can teach you something.
Now that it is almost time to leave, I realize how much I am going to miss Fairhope, but I know there is more out there. Everything I have worked toward is coming to fruition. I am looking at studying psychology at the College of Charleston, but I don’t know for sure. Sometimes it feels like I am a school and a major because everyone wants an answer right now. I have said it long enough, I am starting to believe it. I dated a guy for a couple of years and we just broke up. That is one of the hardest things I have gone through. I still love him and don’t know if I made the right choice. The reasons made sense about not going to the same college and spending more time with friends and family before it is time to go. I don’t think our story is over, we just needed to take a break and find ourselves. I hadn’t been alone and on my own in a long time and I have gotten to know more about myself. I changed my routine and did a lot of soul searching. I am proud that I have made it this far and what I have accomplished. I get to start the next part of my knowing a little more about me and liking who I am.”