Kate at One More Thing is doing a weekly carnival of sorts, choosing a topic for other bloggers to write about. This week’s topic is “High School”.
Not my favorite four years. Sure, I had some fun. And I had some good friends, many of whom went to other schools.
But what I had more of was a great lack of confidence, a mentally ill mother, a decided lack of money, and some really bad perms. And, worst of all, I was not who I wanted to be.
Still, it was what it was. And what I can say now, twenty-five years later, is that I wish I had gotten out of my own way enough to really participate with some of the other people there, to be that person I wanted to be. No horrible longing for what could have been, but just darn! Opportunities missed.
College, on the other hand, was a complete and total blast! I met some of my best, lifelong friends there. I even married one. And another is Son’s godfather. That is where I became the person I’d always wanted to be.