(Starting from the bottom clock-wise here's a pic of Angela Campo, Stephanie Parry and me at the end of 9th grade) It's interesting to think about your childhood through an adult lens. I remember myself as being confident, independent and obnoxious... which I'm sure I was, but while reading through my old 9th grade journal I discovered my old girly/ gullible self.
"December 22, 1993
Today was probably one of the worst days of my life. I don't like to be sad but I guess it had to happen. Stephanie Parry and Jenn Woodhead... they've been keeping a secret from me for months. I've been getting so frustrated because they keep on talking about the secret right in front of my face. So I go over to Stephanie's house, cause I admit, I miss her a lot, and she tells me about her going out with this gorgeous model and them kissing etc, etc, etc, blah, blah, blah, blah. And then she says that she's going to the New Years Eve Dance with him & his convertible. Josh (that's the model's name) is going to get his "little" brother, he's fifteen, to go with Jenn.
She forgot all about me. I felt so left out I could cry. Then I told Stephanie how I felt and she started laughing and not even seeming to care about how I feel. Well I'm going to this New Years Eve dance even if my "best friends" don't want me there, and I'm going to go and tell that Josh person a piece of my mind. By the way I honestly believe that this Josh is a fake. There's no doubt in my mind. But we'll see."
Oh the drama!
I guess you had to be there...