who were you in high school?
why am i posting about high school? well i had a “woah moment” when someone brought to my attention today that i am now 5 years removed from my high school days. i know 5 isn’t that many, but … how did that happen?
in high school, i was every definition of a “hot mess”. urban dictionary defines it as: “Someone that is such a mess… the level of it, is off of the charts.” if the term “hot mess” had been around when i was in high school, it would have been my nickname. i had this ungodly long, curly brown hair with zero shape. i had zero sense of fashion, wearing clothes that were too big for me.
looks aside, i was not what you would call popular. not in the least. not cool. not sociable. lousy student. i was the drama girl. the music girl. the art girl. the photographer girl. the journalism girl. i kept to myself. the only time i talked to “popular people” was to get quotes and stats for the yearbook. i was (in public) an unbelievably committed and annoying Christian… (don’t forget – behind closed doors i was a totally different person). a person unable to give or show love. suicidal.
frankly, i just didn’t care enough about myself or anyone else, to try very hard.
since high school and somewhere along the way, that all changed. i embraced this awkward, artsy girl inside of me. i cut my hair. actually bought a hair dryer & straightener. dyed it. began using hair product. tattoos. nose rings. graphic design became “my thing”. writing. web geek. actually found a love affair with Christ. genuine friendships. became open about my troubled past. and came into my own… which thankfully is not conforming to anyone’s idea but my own. oh and i like pictures of myself a whole lot better in black & white.
this post became more than what i thought it would. really, i just wanted to ask the fun question, “who were you in high school?” the geek, the jock, the teacher’s pet, etc. but i guess there’s more to it now.
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