Throughout my high school career, I have been called “popular”, “stuck up”, “unworthy”, etc. just because I put myself in front of the whole school almost every week on the Friday Show and Blue Jay Journal TV. But I didn’t let any of those spiteful words affect me because I know who I am and I know what I want to accomplish in my life.
I also didn't let those words crawl under my skin because I know that I’m more than just a stereotype.
Most people don’t understand that what they perceive is only one part of me - one part of my story.
For a while, nothing really mattered to me. I didn’t really care about my future, my friends, or my family. I was going through a really tough time in my life, and I didn’t really have anywhere to go. That was my life until I became a part of Blue Jay Journal TV.
When I first found out about BJJTV, it intimidated me. I wasn’t really a person who liked to be the center of attention. But I took a chance. I knew that putting myself out there in front of the whole school would come with a lot of consequences, but it was totally worth it in the end. I had no idea how much this class would affect my life for the better.
Blue Jay Journal TV is a second home for me. I am able to do something I love and want to pursue as a career. Plus, I get to meet wonderful people from my school and community. The people in the class are so loving, and I have made a lot of friendships that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
This class has also helped me develop my character and really figure out what I want to do with my life. A lot was going on in my life, and still is, but being able to focus my attention on something I love to do provides an escape for all the chaotic things in my life.
I always try to keep a positive attitude towards everything now because nothing is ever certain. Whenever I get back into that state I was previously held captive in, I know that there is a place where I matter. That place is right here at WHS in room 1311.
I’ve been given this one life to live, and I want to make the most of it and push myself to any and everything I am capable of doing. I could not be more grateful to be part of such a loving Blue Jay Journal TV family where we all push each other and have each others’ backs.
I would like to end this blog with one of my favorite pieces of scripture that gets me through the toughest of times, in case someone else needs it:
“Jesus replied, 'You may not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.'" John 13:7