The years 1999-2003 were years of goofing off with friends, sweating it out on the track or on the soccer field, biting my nails through drivers ed, faking my way through French, drooling over my math teacher, being awkward around boys, food fights, being made fun of for anything I am doing/wearing/talking about at any moment, and learning some valuable live lessons. I would not have made it through high school without my best friend Jamie, who had somehow found a way to end up in almost every single one of my classes each year. Or without Kyle, who showed me that there was a light at the end of the tunnel and that there was life after high school.
As you can tell, I was anything but a fashion guru in high school. I lived in hoodies, jeans, and I wore a head scarf almost every day, and got yelled at for wearing it every day. I rocked every hair color imaginable and I even sported ombre locks in my senior pics! See, I was just before my time.
Being an adult is hard at times and I miss those track meets, soccer games, skipping school to go to Belle Isle in Detroit, skipping school to go to Tiger's games. Skipping school to go to Taco Bell...I wasn't a good student at all in those days, I think I graduated with a 2.9. To be honest, I never cared about my grades until my last year at OCC.
Prom I kinda miss, but I still get almost as excited when I get dressed up to go out with friends. I sometimes miss having my own room to hang up pictures of hot guys, and blasting my angry-chick music. I miss seeing my friends every single day, and cramming into my tiny car just to drive around town. However, I don't miss getting yelled at for clothes, or for trying to find something decent to eat in the cafeteria. I now can google as many attractive celebs as I want and I blast my music in my car, and at home, mostly when Kyle isn't around but when he is, I have giant pink headphones.
For now I am bringing in the New Year a day early with the lovely lady pictured with me above and some of my other great friends. Something I have gained over the years, better friends, and better relationships with my friends. Something, save for Jamie and Kyle, I never had back in the glory days.