White 1950's Dress, Bow: Thrifted.
Navy Blazer: H&M.
Red Heels: Kohl's.
Today one of the most shocking and most surprising events in my entire life occured. I was voted into my school's top ten homecoming court.
Never could I have expected or dreamed that something like this would happen to someone like me. I practically gasped when I heard my name among the most gorgeous and popular girls on the announcements today. Stuff like this doesn't happen to someone like me. I'm a nobody that isn't friends with anyone. I'm not particularly pretty or popular, and athletic is the farthest adjective to describe my personality. I felt so inferior to the other girls when we were having our group picture taken. It's just so odd to be in the same classification group as the most popular girls in school.
This coming week the whole student body will pick five of the ten girls to be on the official homecoming court. It still doesn't seem real to me that I have a chance of being one of the girls. I just have high doubts though that I could ever make it to the top five. I'm not even sure how I made it to the top ten!
All I do know is that I'm so grateful for this wonderful gift and opportunity that God has given me. I know that he gave me this opportunity for a reason, and a good one at that. I know that God has given me this chance to be a role model for other girls. To show them that you don't have to be the most popular or well liked girl. You don't have to give into peer pressure and be like everyone else...Being yourself is the most beautiful person you can be and it's going to be what gives you a happy, satisfying, and fulfilling life. Secondly, I feel like God gave me this opportunity not only to help others, but to help myself. It's no shocker that I've had and still have self-esteem issues and self-worth issues. I look at myself constantly as someone less than all the other girls, and my opinion of myself isn't always the greatest. By being elected to the homecoming court though, God is helping me see that I am worth something; to him and to other people. Everyone sees something in me and it's time I start seeing something in myself.
I hope you all are doing lovely though... Today I wore this red, white, and blue outfit to school for the themed memorial day in memory of 911. God bless all of the souls who died in that tragic day...❤
With much love, Lauren.