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The important events of 2009

January 4, 2010
By MustangWriter1813 PLATINUM, Crooks, South Dakota
MustangWriter1813 PLATINUM, Crooks, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
" No one can told you back besides yourself " MaKayla Claymore class of 2013

Raised $1,422.61 for Make A Wish
Became student of the month
Made it on the B honor roll
2nd and 3rd degree burns on my hand
Found myself getting closer than ever to my step dad
Learned how to drive
Worked at my job for three years now
School is no longer beating me
Tried to contact grandma {no answer}
Never gave up on band
On the front page of teen ink
Went to grandmas house {nothing}
Found that I was more mature than my dad
Stopped trying to fix things in my family
Stopped calling grandma
Giving it my all when it comes to school
Learned important life long lessons from some teachers
Learned that nothing worth fighting for comes easy
Watched grandma act as though everything was back to normal {it isn’t}
Called my school my 2nd home

Some of these things I wish I could fix, I wish they would have turned out differently, or even better never even happened. But as I sit here and look at this list I realize that there are far more good things than bad. I see what I have overcome, what I have accomplished. As I sit here I wish that I could take some of those moments back. And others I would die to live in them one more time. I would never trade the good moments for the bad. I have had stuff happen to me that no one should go through, but instead of letting them weigh me down with guilt and sadness I’m going to focus on what matters the most. School and family. I no longer want to live in the past. I want to look forward to the future. I’m going to enjoy every moment I’m alive. I’m going to let my dreams take me places. I will never let anyone tell me that I’m nothing, or that I can’t do something. Because I won’t let them. I’ll prove all those people wrong. And for the people that help me more than they know thanks for everything. You have no idea how much your advice has helped me.

I hope when I get older that I’ll make you proud of me. I hope I’ll be proud of myself.

The author's comments:
Next time you find yourself in a deep dark hole like I did. Make a list of all the things that have happened to you through the year. Maybe you will understand that when a moment is gone, you never get it back.

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