It’s another fabulous Monday, and we have awesome Amanda Ashby here with us to talk about her high school crushes. Take a gander, guys. She’s imparting some serious wisdom. 🙂 Enjoy!
When Nisha asked me to talk about my high school crushes I immediately started to go through the list. Obviously I couldn’t mention my undying love for Simon Le Bon since that might make me look old, but still there were still plenty of others to choose from. The Canadian guy whose name I can’t even remember and who ended up having a crush on my best friend. The guy who was a couple years older than me and would only talk to me when he was drunk. His brother. The one who worked in the same restaurant as I did who ignored my longing looks for two whole years. The guy who liked me back but I was too scared to do anything about it.
However, as I mentally went through the list – trying to skim over every humiliation I felt along the way – I realized there was one person who I most definitely never, ever had a crush on. Myself.
In fact I spent my entire high school years thinking that I was so revoltingly unattractive and uninteresting that no one in their right mind would like me. What a waste. I definitely wasn’t the most beautiful girl at school but neither was I the hideous troll of my imagination. Actually, part of me longs to be able to write a letter back to my teenage self to try and let me see what sort of person I really was. I’d love to be able to tell myself that everyone around me was just as self-conscious as I was. That people might actually like me if only I would give them a chance (oh, and while I’m at it, that legwarmers are never good look no matter how many magazines try and tell you otherwise).
So, to all you beautiful, special, amazing girls out there (yes, I mean you!) who are spending so much time crushing on other people I would love for you to spend just one or two minutes a day having a little crush on yourself. And trust me; sometime in the future your older (and hopefully wiser) self will be so happy that you figured out just how crush-worthy you really are!!!!
Thanks, Amanda! For those of you who would like to know more about the fabulous Ms. Ashby, you can check out her website linked above. Until next week! 🙂