“Older”…such a sad and wretched word when I was younger.
I watched a Movie tonight w/ a dear friend. I’d never heard of it but she suggested it, so we watched.
It was about one of my least favorite times of my life: high school.

I hated school…the social part, the dramatic that comes w/ life as a teen part.
I loathed it…and I don’t to EVER want to go to a reunion!

Looking back (w/ the eyes of a 31yr old mind you) I see a girl who wasn’t ugly.
Wasn’t a wreck.
Was quite lovable…if only she’d see herself as she really is.

But did I? did you? NO!
AND WHY? because it’s High School. It’s 4yrs of your life that were EVERYTHING at the time.

but now…___years later, what do you see?

I see her.
She was afraid and lonely. She wanted to be someone else…anyone else but her.

And the sad thing is…High School youth in 2011 still feel that way.
I love working with youth girls…but they don’t get it. They don’t get that it’s only 4 years. That life goes on.
That you won’t always be scraggly and awkward. That you won’t always have to deal with everyone else’s drama.
That one day, you’ll see yourself as who you really are…if You CHOOSE TO!
Yes, some of us have to recover from those years.
Yes, some of us take a loooong time to see ourselves the way He sees us…but some of us do.

STOP (i like it better when my time doesn’t work lol)


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