"Most Likely to be Famous" 436 - 5/16/2013
Yesterday, my friend sent me a picture that he came across in our high school yearbook. The photo was taken and published along with many other senior superlatives. It was a picture of me, after an unreasonable amount of tanning bed sessions and cleverly dressed in a Famous brand t-shirt, labeled with the caption “Most Likely to be Famous.”
Unfortunately, I’m not famous. So, sorry for letting you down, Class of 2010. I think I can rule out reality TV at this point. “The Real World” isn’t cool anymore and I’m well past the age where I could try to use pregnancy or pageantry to become famous. I can’t sing or dance and I don’t know how to upload a video to YouTube. I’m pretty sure this blog is as famous as I’m going to get, which actually doesn’t seem so bad after all the other options I just listed.
My big debut was making it into the “Wingate Today” magazine, which is awesome if you haven’t seen it yet (especially the front cover). Within the magazine, I was recognized for an internship I did for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). SPOILER ALERT: if you were planning on reading my quote in the magazine, skip over this next sentence. I chose to do this internship because of a [fairly] recent diagnosis of Crohn’s disease. The internship was enriching for me, as expected, and I also got class credit thanks to Wingate’s Office of Internships and Career Services.
On June 1, I will participate in one of CCFA’s fundraisers, Take Steps, in efforts to raise money to help people like myself. Philanthropy may be my last chance at fame. Please help me reach my goal by following the link I have provided below. Otherwise, don’t expect a shout out in my inevitable future red-carpet interview.