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Follower of Jesus Christ. Lover of people. Lover of animals. High Point University graduate. Appalachian State graduate. High school English teacher. AXΩ.

Serendipity

A text I sent my brother, after I left Boone Saturday night, about my evening on Saturday, which consisted of Taylor's a capella concert:

" I couldn't get my acapella ticket online bc the site kept glitching and then I tried to call and get my ticket and the office was closed and I had to run a bunch of errands and I was still in yoga pants and a tshirt at 6:30 with nowhere to change and no ticket and the show started at 7 and I went to two academic bldgs and they were locked and so I wasn't even gonna go to the show and I was upset bc I saw our old apartment when I went to goodwill and got really sad missing it but I went to the arts center and went in w my clothes to change into and found that they were still selling tickets But when I got up to the booth to buy a ticket an asu police officer came right out the door and straight up to me and said "do you need a ticket? A lady just gave me one and told me she bought one too many" 
It was like perfect timing…

What American Idol Has Meant to Me

Watching the American Idol Farewell Special with Granny tonight, I got goosebumps and held back tears. Yes I'm super emotional this week, but I know I'd be emotional anyway. This is the end of an ERA! Seeing Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini talk about their Idol journey and how they basically improv-ed most of that first season, and watching the video of that moment when Kelly won... I remember being 13 years old with bushy eyebrows and frizzy hair and watching that season one finale in my parents' living room on the couch and thinking "This is so cool! Why haven't I watched this all season?!?" And from then on, as I watched with goosebumps as Kelly Clarkson sing "A Moment Like This," I was determined to watch the next season. I was hooked.  2002.  One of the most pivotal years of my life.  I was ending my first year at Southwest Middle School. My first year at public school. It had been a hard year. I didn't have many friends. I had NOT adjus…