nostalgia…in a letter jacket

my parents live 20 minutes away, which allows me to visit often, but also turns me into a hoarder! clarification: spending time at my parents’ ends with finding something from my past that i must take home. most recently it was my high school letter jacket. ๐Ÿ™‚

let me tell you a bit about high school roxy. my parents kept me extremely sheltered, which is possibly why i was so active in school organizations. i lettered in academics, choir, and a program called pals. maybe i have always been a dork… ๐Ÿ™‚

while i was trying [and sometimes failing…obviously] to hide the camera remote, i found a small loot in my pocket!

i have no idea where the “i’m taken” from georgia came from…but things i can tell you about-
one of the main activities my friends and i partook: trips to the movies. hence a zoolander ticket stub from 2001. [technically i had just started my freshman year of college…oops!] sometimes we even saw two movies in a day. and paid for both! i was too much of a square to sneak in. ๐Ÿ™‚

tangent: before daniel and i were dating, he worked in a movie theater. i remember going to see a movie or 2 just so i could hang with him. <3

the little pencil is also relevant to one of my high school activities: putt putt. i was always so terrible! but who really payed attention anyway? it was all about hanging out and goofing off with your friends. i feel old thinking about how much more interactive friends were. no cell phone distractions. at least not until senior year. ๐Ÿ™‚

singing was also a huge part of my life. i was in choir all 4 years [and competed], took voice lessons, and sang at macaroni grill. 99% of the time i sang happy birthday in italian – all classical and stuff. one time a woman requested a disney song for her daughter – it was a lot of fun. especially since i had been working on “once upon a dream” for an upcoming choir show. ๐Ÿ™‚ i really miss practicing over and over in my bedroom. each little part until i got it right.
you know what else was a lot of fun? community service for the organizations i was a part of. i got to spend time with friends, meet new people, and do things i might not ever do otherwise. some of my most fun volunteer activities include earth day festivals and international festivals. ๐Ÿ™‚

though i participated in plenty of activities, sometimes i wish i could have had a wider variety of experiences. but then i guess i wouldn’t be me…ya know?
what are your fondest memories from high school? do you have any regrets?



  1. Love it! It's so fun to hear about peoples' high school lives – and how fun that you found those goodies in the pocket! I don't have a letter jacket, but I have a jacket that the entire drumline got…I should dig that out! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This is awesome!!! I was involved in EVERYTHING in high school too – theatre, cheerleading, art club, eco club, french club. DORK. I was pretty sheltered too, but I snuck out a lot. And only got caught once. (Sorry mom!)

    • haha! i never even snuck out. my boyfriend teases me because my dad put bars on the windows. and we had one of those alarms that beeps whenever a door opens. they had their bases covered!

  3. I'd love to hear you sing! Maybe an idea for a new post? :p

  4. I love this! I was a TOTAL nerd in high school. Orchestra president, yearbook editor-in-chief, and tennis captain. Oh, and all AP classes and concurrent enrollment. Wow…saying all of that in one sentence really makes me feel geeky. high school was so awkward! I should bust out my orchestra sweater on my blog…maybe I will!

  5. I just saw this post! I knew we both had choir and voice lessons in common, but not that we both "lettered" in choir! Too awesome.

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