So I heard this song originally by Brooks and Dunn, but it was redone by Sugarland for the “Brooks and Dunn Last Rodeo Concert”.
“It’s where I drank my first beer.
It’s where I found Jesus.
Where I wrecked my first car:
I tore it all to pieces.
I learned the path to Heaven,
Is full of sinners an’ believers.
Learned that happiness on earth,
Ain’t just for high achievers.
I’ve learned; I come to know,
There’s life at both ends,
Of that red dirt road.
I went out into the world,
An’ I came back in.
I lost Mary:
Oh, I got her back again.
An’ drivin’ home tonight,
Feels like I’ve found a long-lost friend.”
The more I listen to this song, although there are many parts of this song that do not apply to me, the idea is the same. I asked myself, where is my red dirt road? This song is about a journey, I have been on a journey for the past 18 years of my life. Even though I have not experienced many of the events in the song, I have had many of my own. In the past 4 years alone I have experienced:
*Graduated from high school!
* Each year of high school and all of the trials that come with each of them.
* A confidence in singing that I have never had before.
* Realizing what a true best friend is, then losing it.
* College applications and making a decision.
* Establishing relationships that I will keep with me the rest of my life.
* Senior Exhibition!
* Having the opportunity to be a teacher for some of the most precious little kids ever!
* Shown myself that I can do more than I give myself credit for if I just take it one day at a time.
* Passed 2 AP classes
* Worked my first official job, while going to school.
* Been pushed to my absolute limits, but gotten back up and kept moving.
* Had some of the happiest moments in my life!
* Lost people I care deeply about over circumstances I cannot comprehend.
* Realized that sometimes in order to be able to move forward, you have to put yourself out there, with the possibility of being hurt.
* Reason, Season, Lifetime.
Although I know that I will be moving to Oregon in the fall, I can honestly say that I have no idea where life will take me next. Thanks to everyone who’s stuck by me, love you!
Looking back on the past 4 years: