I happened upon a show last night called, "My So-Called Life", with Claire Danes and Jared Leto. Remember that?
We never talked again, and oddly enough weren't in a class together until our senior year. We sat on opposite sides of the room, and didn't dare look at one another. She also changed big time by imitating Rayanne, the best friend to Angela (Claire Danes), from the personality to the clothes. It got to the point she had just a handful of friends left...and by that I mean one hand. Not two. As for me, I was focused on soccer and boyfriends. Basically, I was too busy living this thing called my so-called life.
Since I've "aged" like fine wine and smelly cheese, I really don't take kindly to petty crap, nor do I have time for it. And just like in HS, if someone wants to be petty over something and go all drastic drama stupid, then so be it. Do what you gotta do; because at the end of MY day--I know who I am and I've been me from the start. I won't pretend to be somebody I'm not because hell, I'm somebody right now, baby. Somebody to my family, truest friends, and God. Whoa..who brought out the soap box? Put that thing away; you know what it does to me!
A close friend said, "You are the keeper of your feelings and emotions. No one can ever take that away from you because no one can make you feel or do anything...only you have that power."
BOOM! Isn't she awesome?!?!
I've friends, writer and non, who've told me some pretty crappy stories that have happened to them by their supposed friends. I can include some in there, too. And it's sad. Best thing is to apply this wonderful miracle cream called Take The High Road. Ever heard of it? It does wonders for your stress lines, blood pressure, and prevents ulcers. Kid...you...not. And once you've applied said cream, we can all get back to our so-called lives.
QUESTIONS TO THE READER:
1. Did you ever lose a friend over something stupid in HS?
2. Has that helped you to grow & change?
3. Don't you wish some people would put their adult undies on? If so, what color would they be?