OH THE THROWBACK

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OH THE THROWBACK

 HIGH SCHOOL…

 SOME LOVE IT. SOME HATE IT. BUT I THINK WE CAN ALL SAY WE’VE BEEN THERE AND WE SHARED A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH IT AT SOME POINT OR ANOTHER REGARDLESS OF THE RATIO OF LOVE/HATE THAT WAS. HIGH SCHOOL IS THIS LONG 4 ACT PLAY WITH THESE DRAMATIC UP’S AND DOWN’S. EVERY GOOD AND BAD SEEMS TO JUST BE MAGNIFIED X100 REGARDLESS HOW INTENSE THAT SITUATION REALLY IS. IT WASN’T UNTIL AFTER HIGH SCHOOL I TRULY GAINED THE APPRECIATION FOR THE THINGS I GAINED FROM IT.

NOW I DON’T KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE BEING A HIGH SCHOOL GUY, BUT I DO KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE BEING A HIGH SCHOOL GIRL, AND YES, THERE’S FRIENDSHIP, THERE’S HEARTBREAK, THERE’S NEWNESS, THERE’S EXHAUSTION, THERE’S THRILL. IT’S ALL THERE I PROMISE. IT’S ALL PART OF THE EXPERIENCE. THE GOOD AND THE BAD. WHILE THINKING OF WHAT TO WRITE, I REALLY HAD TO DIG DEEP. I’M NOT JUST GONNA SPLAT OUT SOME WORDS LIKE HIGH SCHOOL THIS, HIGH SCHOOL THAT. I NEEDED MEANING! I WANTED TO WRITE ABOUT SOMETHING THAT TRULY HAD A LASTING EFFECT ON ME.

NOW I COULD PUT A WHOLE DETAILED RANT OF ALL THE POINTLESS DRAMAS AND UP’S AND DOWN’S HIGH SCHOOL HAD AND WHAT THEY TAUGHT ME, BUT REALLY WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT, THE BIGGEST THING I TOOK AWAY IS THAT IT’S ALL A LEARNING PROCESS. HIGH SCHOOL IS SUPPOSED TO SET YOU UP FOR TRIAL AND ERROR. YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE MISTAKES, BUT YOUR GOING TO ACCOMPLISH GREAT THINGS TOO! MY GREAT MAY BE DIFFERENT THEN YOUR GREAT, BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN ONE GREAT IS BETTER THAN THE OTHER.

 WHAT MY TRIALS AND ERRORS TAUGHT ME…

 THE STIGMAS OF ‘CLIQUES’ ARE KIND OF PASSÉ, BUT IT’S A REAL THING PEOPLE. THEY HAPPEN. I REMEMBER TALKING TO ONE OF MY GUY FRIENDS, HIS WORDS WENT SOMETHING LIKE, ASK ME ANY GIRLS NAME AND ILL NAME WHICH GROUP THEIR IN. HEARING THAT NOW KIND OF MAKES ME CRINGE A LITTLE. LADIES PLZ LETS CHANGE THIS. *** CLIQUES, YES THEY WILL HAPPEN, BUT LETS TRY TO BE THE PERSON THAT CAN VIBE WITH MORE THEN ONE CLIQUE. MYSELF INCLUDED WAS SOMEWHAT GUILTY OF THIS IN HIGH SCHOOL. IT’S SO EASY TO FALL INTO A GROUP OF PEOPLE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AND CONFIDENT WITH, BUT ITS ALSO SO IMPORTANT TO BRANCH OUT! I TRULY BELIEVE EVERYONE IS OF EQUAL VALUE. THERE SHOULD NEVER BE A HIERARCHY VALUE IN GROUPS OF PEOPLE. SHOW SOME LOVE TO EVERYONE. YOU LOVE EM, THEY’LL LOVE YOU BACK. POSITIVE + POSITIVE = POSITIVE. IT’S KIND OF AN EXTREMELY SIMPLE CONCEPT.

KNOW THERE IS ALWAYS GONNA BE SOMEONE WHO YOU JUST LOOK AT AND SAY, WOW, LIKE THEY ARE JUST PERFECT, I JUST WISH I COULD BE THEM… STOP RIGHT THERE! MAYBE YOU’RE THE PERSON WHO WANTS TO BE THE GIRL WHO YOU VIEW AS MISS CONGENIALITY, MOST BEAUTIFUL, HAS THE BEST BOD, OR MAYBE YOU’RE THE GOOD GUY WHO ADMIRES THE REBEL, OR MAYBE YOU’RE THE ONE WITH NOT SO A+ GRADES WHOSE ENVIOUS OF THE HONORS KID, OR MAYBE YOU’RE THE ONE WHO WISHES THEY WERE GOOD AT SPORTS OR VICE VERSA HAS INSANE ART SKILLS. YOU GET THE POINT… REGARDLESS ANY WAY YOU LOOK AT IT, YOU ARE ENOUGH. PERIOD. GOSH I WISH EVERYONE KNEW THIS. IT TRULY NEEDS TO BE TOLD MORE… ONE OF MY FAVORITE QUOTES, “JUST BECAUSE THE GRASS LOOKS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE DOESN’T MEAN IT’S JUST AS HARD TO MOW.” EVERYONE IS HUMAN, WHETHER THEY ARE OUR BEST FRIEND, OR THEY ARE THE NEXT PERSON WHO’SE NAME IS ALPHABETICALLY AFTER OURS; THEY ARE HUMAN. WE ALL HAVE FLAWS, & WE ALL HAVE STRENGTHS. ***INVENT YOURSELF. FIND OUT WHO YOU WANA BE. IF YOU’RE NOT 100% SATISFIED, CHANGE. YOU ARE GREAT & REMEMBER THERES NOT JUST ONE TYPE OF GREAT!

OWN IT. OWN IT. OWN IT. I WISH I HAD AS GOOD OF A GRASP ON THIS 4 YEARS AGO AS I DO NOW. WHEN I SAY OWN IT, WHAT IM SAYING IS IF YOU BELIEVE IN SOMETHING OWN IT. IF YOUR MESS UP OWN IT. IF YOU DO SOMETHING GREAT, OWN IT!! IF YOU WANT OTHERS TO BELIEVE IN YOU, YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE IT YOURSELF FIRST. YES, THIS IS SO MUCH EASIER SAID THEN DONE, BUT ITS ONE OF THE THINGS I VALUE MOST TODAY. IT SUCKS MESSING UP, OR SAYING SOMETHING YOU DIDN’T MEAN TO SAY, OR DOING SOMETHING YOU DIDN’T MEAN TO DO; IT DOESN’T MEAN YOU’RE A BAD PERSON, YOU’RE HUMAN. WHETHER YOU OWN IT THOUGH SHOWS TRUE COLORS. *** LIFE IS FULL OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS, FULL OF MESS-UPS, FULL OF TRIAL AND ERRORS. OWN IT. BE THAT PERSON. WHEN YOU DO SOMETHING GREAT, DON’T FEEL BAD ABOUT BEING PROUD OF IT. THE PEOPLE WHO ARE YOUR TRUE PALS WILL BE PROUD OF YOU TOO! IF YOU BELIEVE IN SOMETHING DON’T BE AFRAID TO SHOW IT. OWN IT.

I THINK WE CAN ALL SAY HIGH SCHOOL TAUGHT US SOMETHING. MAYBE YOU DIDN’T TAKE AS MUCH AWAY FROM IT AS I DID, OR MAYBE YOU GOT WAY MORE OUT OF IT THEN MYSELF. REGARDLESS, YOU’RE AWESOME. DON’T LET ANYONE HOLD YA BACK. FOLLOW WHAT YOUR HEART BEATS FAST FOR.

TODAY AND TOMORROW AND THE NEXT DAY…

SHOW A RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS.

GIVE SOMEONE YOU LOVE A HUG/OR ANYONE REALLY (I’M A HUGGER BUT NOT EVERYONE’S INTO THAT WHICH IS TOTALLY CHILL)… OKAY SO MAYBE JUST TELL A STRANGER A NICE HELLO!

SHOP FOR SOMEONE ELSE INSTEAD OF YOURSELF.

SEND SOMEONE A HAND WRITTEN NOTE! BE A PEN PAL. IT TRULY IS THE BEST.

ALL MY LOVE ALWAYS

MUCH LOVE,

M♥

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