If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t have had anyone to sit with at lunch my freshman and sophomore years, but you were more than a person to eat lunch with! Although I only went to school with you for two years, you have had such a huge and positive impact on my high school career. You were an amazing teammate on the dance team, you introduced me to BJJTV, and you were just unapologetically you.
When I joined the dance team, I was extremely intimidated by the upperclassmen. I was shy and scared to talk to any of them, but you and Gabby Henzel made me feel like I belonged. You both gave me rides and made an effort to talk to me at practice. Now, I am a senior on the dance team and I am doing what I can to be that same kind person to the underclassmen.
And, then there is BJJTV. I had an interest in joining the class since middle school, but because you talked to me about your experience in the class, you were the final factor in my decision to apply. I love the class and now want to work in film production. This means you were a key factor in finding out what I want to do in life!
BJJTV is one of the places that I felt most comfortable in school. It is a place that helps me learn to deal with social situations and speaking to new people. I know being an introvert is something that both of us struggle with, but this class has really been a big help with me overcoming some of my fears as an introvert.
Also, being an introvert means that we can both be pretty shy and not very outgoing, but from the time I met you when you were just a Junior, to now, you have flourished. You now live in CALIFORNIA! (Which is something I always knew you could do, by the way.) Moving across the country is a huge decision. It is something that not many people have the guts to do for college.
I want to move to Milwaukee for school. It is something I am beyond excited about, but I am also pretty fearful. However, once you told me that you would be going to USC, I realized I would be fine. You have set an example of how it is okay to go outside of your comfort zone, and how you can’t do anything unless you try.
I also wanna talk a little bit about your style. It is top notch. Amazing. Your style is another example of how you have overcome being reserved. Even though you aren’t always an outgoing person 24-7, your style definitely is. You always dress how you want to dress, and it is always flawless.
Thank you for being the role model I didn’t know I needed.