My Favorite Mercy Memory
In total, I have spent roughly 435 days at Mercy Academy, give or take a few. I could be cliché and tell you everyday at Mercy has been my favorite memory, which would be true, but unfortunately I have to limit myself to one. For my favorite Mercy memory, I'm going to take you back about 434 days when I was sitting front row of my first religion class on my first day of freshman year. I came from a public school, so I had never had religion before, but that's not the only thing that made that class so special.
After talking about what we would be doing that year in religion class, my teacher, Mrs. Vivona, decided to end as she does almost every year by playing the song "Fifteen" by Taylor Swift. I had heard the song a million times before, but that day it meant something so much more. She told us that as we begin our journey through high school to remember this song. I am a sucker for moments like those where a song relates so much to your life that you almost think it could've been written for you. I could not think of a more appropriate time to listen to that song.
As a senior in high school about to start a new chapter in my life, I find Taylor Swift's words to be true that, "time can heal most anything, and you just might find who you're supposed to be. I didn't know who I was supposed to be at fifteen."
In the fall, I will make my way to Savannah, Georgia, where I will attend the Savannah College of Art and Design. After three and a half years at Mercy, I can confidently tell you that I have in fact found who I'm supposed to be. I will forever cherish that first day of freshman year, that song, and Mercy.