Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Evolution of me: Part 3 "An Uphill Battle" RE Run

Original post date: June 20, 2006
8th grade - High school
Well, here we are. Getting thru high school was an uphill battle for me in the looks department and academics, behavioral and emotional departments as well. I'm not one of those people that look back on high school as a great experience and wish I could go back. That would be a big "Hell no! You can't make me!!" The happiest I have ever been in my life is the here and now, definitely. I mean, I had a great childhood but from about age 15 and up sucked big time. Mostly because of my own choices, but not totally. I met my ex-husband the end of my sophmore year, so that says a lot... I went to an alternative high school the last half of my senior year and LOVED it. I was in school 1/2 a day and I worked at my own pace. I earned a year's worth of credits in 4 months. That is how school should be. I wasn't forced to sit in a room and listen to a teacher continue to teach about diagramming sentences for 6 weeks straight- something I had figured out the 1st day. Enough about that. Man, I miss my curly hair. My hair got straighter with every baby I've given birth to. They all have beautiful wavy hair.

8th grade - 13 yrs

End of 8th grade- cheer tryouts for 9th grade cheerleader. I made it and cheered for football season, but quit so I could play a more important sport. See below.

9th grade b-ball pic

Sophmore in high school - 15 yrs old

Jr. Year in high school - 16 yrs old

I couldn't find a senior year picture, but this is from my admittance button the GRAD NIGHT party. CLASS of '94.


Tarrie said...

You are a pretty teenager and you are still pretty now! Being a pretty teenager girl can be hard in its own way. (I am not speaking from speaking from personal experience; but I saw the trouble my pretty sisters had). I love your curly hair too!

Your stories are the best!

wendy said...

You are so beautiful. I like your look back at high school. I'm not brave enough to write honestly about what I was up to in high school.

What was I thinking, and why did I suddenly lose my mind? And more importantly, how do I help guide my daughters through?

Leni said...

My almost 15 yo is regularly asking me, "Aren't the teen years supposed to be the best years of your life??? When does that begin?"

I tell her right around the time she turns 20.

Suzanne said...

I loved getting to see all your pictures! (Especially your 7th grade picture! It's so 80's with the hair and the laser beams in the background! LOL!)

You look great as a brunette or a blond. I don't think most people can do that, but you can! I'll bet it was because you were a blond baby...

I love your curly hair! How nice that you didn't have to get perms. Maybe it will get curly again someday! :)

utmommy said...

What a great toe-touch!!

Love all the pictures!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

When my daughter was in preschool, her teacher turned to me and wistfully said, "Wouldn't you like to be a child again?" My abrupt shouting of "NNNNNOOOOOOOO!" startled her.

I don't ever want to go back to a time where someone else controlled my every move, what I ate, where I went, who I talked to, what I did. No. Throw that in with the very chaotic way we lived with my mom's many different husband, half-siblings, boyfriends, and drama.....No.

Robin said...

Wow, I don't think I've ever had a song dedicated to me before, I'm so honored! I still can't believe the unbelievably bad lyrics and yet I sit here tapping my foot!

txmommy said...

wow look at those spilts!