Go ahead. Laugh.
But if you went to high school in the early 90's
I bet you rocked a similar version of awful.
Don't you think that the red pickup truck
just makes it all the more fabulous?
Or is it the clear braces?
But at least I did have a time in my life
where I didn't have to buy my blonde.
(phrase stolen from Erin. Brilliant.
Side note... have you seen her pictures? Insane.)
So maybe I made some bad clothing, makeup, jewelry, boyfriend decisions...
but honestly, I would go back to high school in A SECOND.
I'm weird like that.
I loved every single minute of it.
I especially love to laugh on the inside, while being super sweet and understanding on the outside, when high school students tell me how stressed they are. Or how hard life is. How they can't wait to get out of there and start their lives.
I just listen. Encourage. Bite my tongue when all I want to say is:
Being an adult is HARD.
Being an adult is STRESSFUL.
Being 16 is RAD.
Because they will learn soon enough.
They will laugh at my picture.
But fifteen years down the road, they will be laughed at too.
Especially if they wear some Bella-inspired disaster.
Who has a time machine I can borrow?