Can you believe that I went to WinterBall with Harry Potter? That was actually a foreign exchange student from Denmark that I had my eye on the minute he showed up in my Economics class. Poor guy.
Yes, my hair is crimped. Yes, those bows are fabulously big. Yes, I looked FANTASTIC in the 80s.
I know that I have mentioned before how my writing choice in high school was mainly...gulp...poetry. Some of it was horribly teenage angtsy bad. Others not so bad and actually got published. My main way of expressing myself was through my writing. Almost everything became a short story or a poem. Mostly, poems.
I crammed as many activities into my four years as I could - some for the fun of it, but most for college admissions. Transcripts looked better with activities. Cheerleading, drill team, poetry club, math club, spanish club, drama club...there were so many others I don't even remember. Because of all the activities, I had to be good at multi-tasking. (On a side note: By 16, I had given myself an ulcer) If something stressed me out and I had to do an Ode for English class...that source of frustration (usually math) became a poem. I bring one such multi-tasking example.
ODE TO A HYPERBOLA
by Jennie Hayes
stress and panic
you fill me with
as I pencil in,
We had to chart
focal points, too?
through your stomach,
arrows around your sides,
As if I "forgot it"! I worked on it until it was done. Jennie not turn in her homework? GASP! The teacher would have fainted. When she/he came to, they would have declared a national emergency because there was NO WAY I didn't get my homework in (early, if I could!).
It's so much fun to look back. I don't know how I made it through those four years without having a heart attack. But I did. And you'll get a glimpse into them once a month or so...
What about you - do you have any delicious writing from your younger years??? Do you cringe when you read back on things? Do you laugh? Are you ever proud?
P.S. - Donea is having a FABULOUS NeToReMo this month. What is that? Well, hop on over (HERE) and find out! It's such a fun idea!