A couple of Saturdays ago, Husband & I went to my 30th high school reunion. At the suggestion of one of our classmates, we had an "open mike" for about 15-30 minutes. Anyone who wanted could get up and relive a memory or say whatever was on their mind. One of my classmates that I had known forever (I don't remember a time when I didn't know her) got up in front of everybody. She said that she had been talking to a friend of hers a couple of days before, and they were talking about the reunion. Her friend asked her who the mean girl of our class was. My classmate said she thought about it for a while,and then she realized it was her! She apologized to everybody for being the "mean girl".
So, I started thinking about the whole "Mean Girl" thing. I really don't think of her as being mean. I told her that if she was mean to me, it went right over my head and I had no idea she had been mean to me. We had gone our different ways many years before. There was no animosity; our lives just went on different tracks. But, I still counted her as one of my closest friends. And, I stood up for her as if she was my sister.
I could point out many girls who said or did something mean to me during our jr. high and high school years; things that knocked the self-confidence out of me and made me feel inferior to everybody else. Then, ashamed, I thought about the things I had said or had done to other people in my class. Haven't we all been "mean girls" at some point in our life? Isn't that just part of growing up?
When I was in the latter years of my high school, I didn't really hang out with the girls in my class. I was never much of a drama queen: I have no use for it, which is why I'm pretty sure God just gave me boys! I hung out with people older & younger than I. By the time I was a senior, I was sooo over high school. I was ready to move on and get on with my life.
Yesterday a co-worker and I were talking about high school. We both came to the conclusion that if we had to do one part of our school life over, we'd much rather do college than high school. What would you choose and why?