I can’t take a test without them.
I wear them when I don’t feel well.
When I miss home.
When I’m happy.
If I need courage.
When I’m nervous.
While I’m doing something scary.
All kinds of times.
My mom got me this bracelet when I was accepted into Georgetown. It was a very, very exciting time for me. But, another event happened at the same time. A sad event. It overshadowed my acceptance by a long shot. While I should have been crying with joy, I was crying with an overwhelming amount of sadness. I lost my best friend. I mean, my best friend. We had a terrible falling out. I felt guilty for being accepted to the school I really wanted to go to. My mom bought me this bracelet to remind me to follow my dreams and not let anything stop me. I wear it to remember the happy times with my friend and how exciting it was to get into college.
My mom bought me this necklace after a major incident during my junior year of high school. Long story short, I had to do something really difficult and I turned into the most hated person in my grade… and probably at the school. You know in cliche high school movies when the nerd walks down the hallway, and everyone is standing next to their lockers saying mean things to her (my new nickname was the Snitch B—-), spitting on her? Yeah, that’s pretty much exactly what happened to me. [BTW- this is probably why the whole Venus Fly Trap-college mean girl-cyber bullying issue was more annoying than upsetting to me. Old news. Grow up. Okay, enough ranting.] Anyways, this Dogeared necklace is to symbolize following my heart and doing the right thing, even when it’s not the easiest thing to do.
I love wearing my “lucky” jewelery. They remind me of how I’ve overcome things that I thought I would never get past. They make me feel stronger because they remind me that I have been strong and that I can be strong again.
PS can you spot my lucky necklace in this post? The picture was taken a couple of days after I broke up with my first high school boyfriend. It was also the first day I realized I liked my soon-to-be second high school boyfriend. See, sometimes good things come after bad things!!!