Ok I’m finally taking the plunge….
Remember this weekend when I introduced you to some of my bloggy friends?Remember how I said one of these days I would jump on in and join the Monday Listicles over at Northwest Mommy’s site?
Oh and remember how yesterday I ranted about wanting to be real and raw? Ummm so those two things just came to bite me in the butt. As I went to look at Stasha’s Monday theme and saw that it was HIGHSCHOOL YEARS, my first thought was a loud guffaw followed by a “yeah right”, than I remembered yesterdays post and thought no better time than now to get real and raw.
So deep breathe in deep breathe out (who cares if Monday is almost over) and it’s time to share 10 facts about me in the highschool years.
There aren’t a lot of pictures of me doing the highschool thing. There’s fair enough reason for that. As with many highschool was a pivotal time in my life but it wasn’t for the positive. SO here we go
10 facts about me in highschool
1. Freshman year I lived in Spokane WA and was a member of the drumline for my 6th year of percussion. Note drum line is waaayyyy different than marching band(at least we all thought we were at the time.) I loved every minute of it even though I was only one of two girls.
2. The summer before my Sophomore year my family moved to Flagstaff Arizona. They left me behind for the summer as I already had a job as a camp counselor. Some of my favorite memories of my lifetime is from that summer. We got the privilege to work with Children who had Cystic Fibrosis and it forever changed me. This was the first time in my life I made the real connection that yes even children die. I’m still convinced it these times helped me in getting through the death of my son.
3.Sophomore year I was pretty much a loner(ie the new kid) till I made friends with a girl in my french class. Her and her boyfriend kinda took me under their wings and my mom instantly became convinced she was the best thing to happen to me. Mom didn’t know about the wine slushies we would take into French class, or the fact she would swing by and hide other various booze in my mailbox.
4. I think I spent more time in my Sophomore year down in Sedona Arizona at Grasshopper Point cliff jumping then I did in school.
5. Spent any time I was actually in school drooling over Aaron Fox….(found him on facebook not long ago and yea glad I never pursued anything)
6. Summer between sophomore and junior year I got grounded for sneaking out. However I had a very important hot tub party to attend so instead of going out my normal route via the basement(where I found my dad waiting for me) I decided to just jump off my roof. Spent the rest of my summer with two broken heels and being carried around by cute boys(hey there had to be some perk right?)That was until I had to start junior year in a wheel chair and of course the first person I run into is….yup Aaron Fox.
7.Friend from French class breaks up with boyfriend Which of course leads to the highschool boyfriend swap(don’t try and deny you don’t know what that is lol) I end up with friend’s boyfriend who is now in college and the slippery slope starts.
8. Junior year I was lucky if I ever even made it to class. Spent too much time in the college dorms. Was introduced to the life of well…sitting back watching movies and being around potheads all day. Why would anyone even want to be in school when they could just do this all day.(I never really smoked pot but hey the friends were fun to hang around.)
9. We moved on to other things besides pot and my junior year ended rather abruptly with me dropping out. I took my GED test and passed and started working but kinda hard to keep a job and a drug habit at the same time.
10. What WOULD’VE been my sophomore year I descended more and more into the world of drugs. When I turned 18 I moved out for a month and lived in a camper. One morning after making a horribly bad decision I called my dad at work and told him I had had enough and wanted to get out of Arizona. I had a plane ticket 2 hours later and moved up to Spokane with 100 dollars in my pocket and a box of clothes and never looked back at the drugs.16 years later here I am clean,sober, and a pretty ok person.
I’m not sure I regret any of my decisions in highschool. I regret the people I hurt but the epxerinces I had molded me into the woman I am today. That move up to Spokane showed me that I could do anything I put my mind to. I guess it isn’t any surpise that 16 years later i would end up here again.
So not bad for a step towards real and raw eh? And um Stasha I MAY just do next weeks listicles.