1. This post stirred up a lot of emotion and my response would be too long to share here. Suffice it to say, I appreciated your insight. My memoir was excellent therapy but only uncovered the bare minimum. Thank you.

      1. I have been following you and always look forward to your posts — (My mom died when I was in high school.)

  2. I was bullied in Junior high….amazing how something that happened so long ago can still hurt. I have never understood how a group of girls could have been so cruel, or why they would want to be. I think my nervousness around groups of women come from that time, I actually just did a blog about this subject.

      1. I have a hard time navigating through groups of women. My anxiety probably provokes the negative reactions I’ve had over the years as a result of early experiences. We all perceive things through the lens of our past experiences, good or bad.

  3. Good stuff. I was well known in high school, but not popular in the traditional sense of the word. I didn’t know it then, but I was a damn cool kid with a lot of awesome ideas. It took me a long time later to realize it. Thank god for good teachers and a few good friends who made my experience good despite the fact that I often felt “alone”. Now on the verge of attending my 30th HS reunion this Summer, I realize that I only really remember a handful of people from our 400+ graduating class. And guess what, I’m still cool as sh*t, so I’m going in there with a few extra pounds and a smile! lol
    Really, really good post, and I so agree that most of the past should be left in the past.

    1. I am so glad you feel the way you do UrbLife. It made me smile to read your thoughts. And your right. Thank goodness for those teachers and a “few good friends” as you put it. Thanks so much for writing and enjoy that reunion. You may remember more of the folks than you realize.

      1. haha! Sad to say but I’m checking for all the guys who I thought were hot back then, looking for wedding rings (or lack thereof) and maybe making some longtime dreams come true. lol 😉

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