I’m doing the Getting To Know The Blogger 15 Day Challenge, started by A Little Unhinged. I’ve been answering these questions a little out of order, and I apologize for that!
5) Who were your closest friends as a teenager?
Because I moved often, lasting friendships were hard to find as a child. Since we’re talking about high school friendships, I actually attended two different high schools many states away from each other. I started my high school years in Florida. I hung out with a group of girls who were smart, had wonderful imaginations, and loved books and movies like I did. When my parents had to move back to the Midwest when I was in 10th grade, I was devastated. We all stayed in touch for awhile, but as the years progressed we lost touch. Enter Facebook. I have been able to reconnect with most of my good friends from that time. That has been awesome!
As I said, we moved back to my parents hometown when I was in 10th grade. While I never felt like I fit in like I did in Florida, I did make some good friends. One of my very best friends was a transplant like me who was in the grade ahead of me. What I admired most about her was the fact that she never was afraid to be herself. I, on the other hand, as always afraid of what people would think of me when I let my true colors show. Another friend was in the grade below me, we shared a similar crazy sense of humor. I also had my friends from band and some of my honors classes, whom I spent a lot of time with. Again, I haven’t been the best at keeping in touch, since I moved away from there for college and then for good when I married my husband. I’ve found most of them on Facebook. I never see anyone in person, just in print!
While high school wasn’t my favorite time of my life, I do smile to think about the people that I was friends with and have been able to reconnect with in the last few years. I miss having friends like I did back in those years. As you’ve figured out, I’ve never been very good about keeping in touch or staying in contact with people, especially in the last few years with all that has happened in my life. Note to self: Work on that!