Private School Expo #OKSchoolMem

As a part of the Our Kids Private School Expo Blog Hop, I have been asked to write about a school memory. When I sat down to write about one school memory, like all of you, many came to mind. So I thought I would share what led me to my passion.

In high school, what I remember most is how everything that gave me the most joy, revolved around the arts. It was the first time in my life that I saw the arts as a real career path. Up until elementary, the art was more of a hobby with crafts and activities. But when I discovered the arts in a new environment, I was home.

I was always the creative type, with journals and sketch books, collages and creations. So when I had art class in high school I adored every minute of it. Learning about the history of artists, different styles of art, and getting my hands dirty in every possible material available, to me, was a little piece of heaven.

As I thought back to write this post, I had flashes. I remembered stumbling through a poetry reading assignment in front of the class, and yet falling deeply in love with the words of Shakespeare. I remember taking a literature exam where the essay was to write about the meaning behind Rolling Stones’ song, “Sympathy for the Devil”, and thinking how cool my English Literature teacher was. I also remember struggling through band class with my trombone, but feeling a sense of accomplishment when we all played together and created a song. I remember being a member of a very rudimentary glee club (yes, that’s right!) and loving when we harmonized. I remember shinning in a leading role in my final year for the annual school play and feeling…like a star! And I also remember being awarded during my graduation ceremony for my writing abilities and thinking…this is where I will continue in life. Writing is my home.

So you see, it is nearly impossible for me to write just one fond memory about school, because my memories are so many that, combined, made me the ‘artist’ that I am today. I love writing and I will never stop. It truly is my passion. And it was cultivated by my experience in high school.  

I’m participating in the Our Kids Private School Expo Blog Hop. Yesterday’s School Memories post can be found at I Don’t Blog . Tomorrow, the fun is happening at In R Dream .

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