In 1973, her senior year in high school, she was the “reporter” for the Bossier High Pep Kats. (what did a reporter do?)
She was a pep squad leader. (and got to wear cool braids on her shoulder)
She was a member of the first “dance team”. (check out those white “go go” boots!)
She was a teen counselor for CODAC – Community Organization for Drug Abuse Control (She didn’t know anybody in her school who did drugs. Was there really a need for this group? Sitting by her boyfriend.)
She was a semi-finalist in the high school beauty pageant. (and shocked)
She was a Key Club Sweetheart. (her boyfriend was in the club.)
Not sure how, but she was a member of the National Honor Society. (and clearly did not know she was supposed to look at the camera for a yearbook photo!)
She was not a member of the Future Homemakers of America.
She was not a member of the Future Teachers of America.
She was not a member of the Quill Club.
She was not a member of the Photography Club or Yearbook Staff.
She was not a member of the Future Business Leaders of America.
So, how in the world did this girl end up as a homemaker-home-schooling mother of five, turned freelance writer, photographer, blogger, boat captain business owner?
That is a very good question.
When we were in high school, did we really have any idea what we wanted to do with our lives? Did we really think that the things we did in school would end up being our life’s path? Or does Life just have its way with us? These are the things on my mind this week as I work like a bee in honey-making season in preparation for the upcoming Bayou Woman Adventure.
Oh, and I had the best time ever filming an episode of Louisiana Outdoor Adventures with Kevin Ford and John Jackson. You will be able to see it on their website in the near future. Don’t forget to listen live streaming to the radio show this Saturday at 8 a.m. CST. We will be talking about the debate over big trophy buck contests.
Life is like a box of chocolates!