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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-09-04 09:33 AM
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20. I have TWO reunions this year...
Edited on Wed Jun-09-04 09:36 AM by fudge stripe cookays
I went to 2 different high schools for 2 years each. I can't go to one and not the other! Especially when I was happier at the first one.

One is in July, and I just found out the second one is in November, on a Saturday night in Austin, so I can go to both.

I've discovered a major strength I never knew I had in high school. My father died right before I got there, so I had so many issues with guys. I liked them, and could talk to the ones I wasn't attracted to, but the ones I liked I completely clammed up around. I had NO self-confidence. I ALWAYS had my head buried in a book, because I didn't want to deal with people. I was sure that I was being sized up wherever I went. That was my way of dealing with it-- I could ignore people by putting my head in a book.

It wasn't until I got to college that I finally emerged from my cocoon. Now, I'll say anything to anybody; I'm completely bold about everything I do. Now I just read in public because I hate most of the idiot people here. ;-)

Someone several years ago paid me the biggest compliment I've ever gotten. He said I was "passionate." Not just about love, but about art, about music, about literature....that whatever I was into I was 200% INTO. That's always stuck with me.

If I'd had the personality I have now in high school, I would have had dates coming out the kazoo instead of sitting alone every weekend. Oi. Youth is wasted on the young.

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