Letter to Me

Hello followers of BayArt! The Black Sheep are super excited to have been invited to contribute to this site! Our blog is a compilation of events in our life, we write about things we can learn from. The Black Sheep Blog is co hosted by best friends and cousins, and we can’t wait to share our experience with you. Check us out at our personal blog, blacksheepblog.me and get to know us! For now, we decided to post one of our favorite previous posts, so if it interests you, come find us and let us know! Hello Fabulous (okay not now, but eventually),So you’re about to start high school, and you are freaking out so much more than you’re letting on. You just know you’re going to walk in to the wrong classroom on your first day, yes that was super awkward, but you brushed it off pretty well. You totally should have gotten contacts earlier. And you have no idea how glad you’re going to be that you learned how to do your hair in the first month. Thank goodness for that dance team, right? Embrace that team while you can, because even though you think you’ve got four years, it’s not gonna work out that way. Take note of every tear, sore muscle and late night, because they lead to some amazing friends, proud victories and so much growth you won’t realize it until later. Now let’s talk about that first job. For some reason, you picked McDonald’s. Okay, we can work with that. It’s only temporary. Haha kid, you thought! Five years later, you finally hang up the apron and move forward. You’ll never think of french fries the same way again, and you’ll feel bad when you see a customer yelling at an employee, because you know it’s probably not their fault. But honestly, you could have done so much worse. Those five years under the golden arches are going to get you through two years of college debt-free, which is better than a lot of kids can claim. Of course, you pick a major that takes more than two years to complete, but that’s alright. It’s totally still possible. Let’s see, what other messes did we make in high school….oh yeah, boys. Good lord, child you had a mind all your own where they were concerned. But we all have to learn through experience, and you certainly did. Don’t regret the decisions you made, learn from them, let them shape your decisions later. Besides, they weren’t all bad, and I have a feeling at least one of those will come back in a few years and make you pretty dang happy.

Hello Fabulous (okay not now, but eventually),So you’re about to start high school, and you are freaking out so much more than you’re letting on. You just know you’re going to walk in to the wrong classroom on your first day, yes that was super awkward, but you brushed it off pretty well. You totally should have gotten contacts earlier. And you have no idea how glad you’re going to be that you learned how to do your hair in the first month. Thank goodness for that dance team, right? Embrace that team while you can, because even though you think you’ve got four years, it’s not gonna work out that way. Take note of every tear, sore muscle and late night, because they lead to some amazing friends, proud victories and so much growth you won’t realize it until later. Now let’s talk about that first job. For some reason, you picked McDonald’s. Okay, we can work with that. It’s only temporary. Haha kid, you thought! Five years later, you finally hang up the apron and move forward. You’ll never think of french fries the same way again, and you’ll feel bad when you see a customer yelling at an employee, because you know it’s probably not their fault. But honestly, you could have done so much worse. Those five years under the golden arches are going to get you through two years of college debt-free, which is better than a lot of kids can claim. Of course, you pick a major that takes more than two years to complete, but that’s alright. It’s totally still possible. Let’s see, what other messes did we make in high school….oh yeah, boys. Good lord, child you had a mind all your own where they were concerned. But we all have to learn through experience, and you certainly did. Don’t regret the decisions you made, learn from them, let them shape your decisions later. Besides, they weren’t all bad, and I have a feeling at least one of those will come back in a few years and make you pretty dang happy.

I know there are a ton of other things I could chastise you for, give you high-fives or hand you a tissue, but we don’t have nearly enough time for that. So for now I’ll just say, enjoy this while you can sucker, cuz three years after you graduate you’re going to wish you could go back. At the same time, you’re going to be super grateful to everyone who did high-five you and gave you hugs, because they totally knew what they were talking about, even though you’ll probably never admit that to them.

Love, because you really are pretty awesome,

Haley

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