Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Graduation...Mommy's Piggy Tales #14

Age 17 or 12th Grade

This was the year I realized that it was okay to be me. I stopped being ashamed of the fact that I love Buffy. I stopped worrying about what everyone thought of my clothes or my hair. This resulted in some pretty fabulous ensembles & pink hair. Yep, pink. My hair has also been black, blonde, brown, red & most other fun colors like that. I had great friends & a lot of fun this year, but I was ready for high school to be over.

I didn't go to my Senior Homecoming. I was at my Senior Prom for about 20 minutes - just long enough to see the most fabulous people win for king & queen! You know how normally it's the popular kids that just get picked for all those things & they win every year - yeah that's not what happened my senior prom. It was awesome & I loved it!

This was also the year I met my husband. (The picture above is me & a friend, not me & Lewis.) Our anniversary is coming up in October & I've got something planned to share more about how we met, but basically some friends of mine from high school introduced me to him. We went on a date in April of my Senior year of high school. We didn't actually start dating until August after I graduated. 

Overall high school wasn't that great for me - especially seeing how life got after I graduated. Things were harder in a lot of ways, but I found myself after high school & I discovered friendships that were stronger than a lot of things I know & I experienced things I never thought I'd get to experience. High school was necessary, but by no means was it the best years of my life.

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JoJo said...

I think highschool was a difficult time for everybody including the popular kids. I always like to say "not everything is always as it seems." In highschool, I guess I was labeled as being one of the cool pretty girls, but I was a nice one I swear. I wore my happy bubbly face every day, but it was all a facade. I was insecure and unhappy with who I was. I made a ton of mistakes. College was the growing and finding myself experience I needed. I like to think that growing and finding yourself is an eternal process that is constantly maturing and changing, but I know I am certainly happier with the girl I am today then the girl I was then and I would never want to go back.

Lindsey said...

Though I had my low points in high school, I definitely had more high points! I miss high school very much, life was much easier then now getting to experience adulthood, gee we thought highschool was so much work LOL I would give anything to go back haha


vanita said...

oh I hated high school. could be because I was so shy i wasn't social. i bet no one even remembers me. life definitely got better afterward.

Mommyfriend Lori said...

If you notice, the most interesting and dynamic people come into their own well after high school. I enjoyed high school but I would never say they were the best years of my life. I'm in my mid thirties and only now I'm learning to accept and appeciate myself. It's been a long road, that's for sure.

Livy said...

I love that you were cool with yourself by grade 12. I am still working on that, but think that I am getting there.

Sometimes, I imagine going back to highschool and doing it again knowing what I know now. That would be fun. I would stand up for the kid getting picked on, laugh at put downs, and hold my head up high.

Gina said...

Ugh! Hated high school. I am SO impressed you realized it was OK to be you in High School. I wish that I had. It took me many years to discover who I am to feel good about it.
I guess it's up to us who learned {eventually} to pass on the baton to the girls younger than us and help them get through it.
In a way, I think that's why we blog.

Amy said...

Amen! Honestly, I don't think the best years of ANYONE'S life were in High School, and if they were I feel bad for them.

How are you this week Cameron? Hope all is well with teaching!

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