Let's talk about my reputation in high school. I can't actually know what my reputation was because most high schoolers (most people for that matter) don't go around saying, "you're the token pothead; you're the prude; you're the slut," so all I can really write about was what I perceived my reputation to be and the clues that I got that supported that perception.
|Here I am in a play.|
|...and with a piano|
|...and another play|
|Here I am at a party with S and A (on facebook, N was tagged |
as the phone-- she couldn't make it)
Something else that might have contributed to my reputation in high school is the quarter of my family who is closest in age to me. S was the valedictorian of his class, and N was the salutatorian. A lot of people (a lot of the time, teachers) seemed to expect me to be like that. Of course, they forgot about my other older sister, A, who was totally smart and awesome and NOT number one or two in her class. That’s how I was. I think I was in the top tenth percentile or something like that, but I just did the work. My parents have blessed me with intelligent genes. But they’ve also given me lazy genes, so I did the work I needed to do, I participated in class, and that was about it. I did extra on the stuff that was fun for me- projects, creative things- ya know. Thankfully, doing well in school was one of the things that was fun for me. I got all As and Bs. I’m happy with that.
|(that's the Emerson logo in|
case you didn't know)
|I graduated without familial pressure...how 'bout that?|
|Me and L (I had to find one that didn't show|
her face because I don't have her permission)