Homecoming revelations

Homecoming is not necessarily what I would call a “priority” in my life. Honestly, I could care less if I went or not. None of my friends ever go, and I never have a date, so why would I go? All kinds of people keep telling me “It’s the best thing about high school,” and “you are really missing out,” but it’s just not something I like to do.

For one, I am horrible at dancing. I also have pretty bad self-esteem and terrible stage fright, so even if I was the best dancer in the world, I wouldn’t even think of dancing in front of everyone. Secondly, I hate wearing dresses, with a passion. I don’t like the way they look on me, and most of them are either too short or too flashy. I don’t even like wearing pants that end above knees, let alone a dress that ends above my knees.

However, for the last two years, I have gone to my friend Brett’s homecoming and other school dances. He has asked me every year to go with him and, who am I to say no to him. He’s one of my best friends, and it’s not like we’re going as a couple, we just go as friends. In a way, I like going to his homecoming and school dances, because I never get to see him, and he has a lot of nice friends. Even though I don’t like wearing dresses, I suck it up and go with the best dress I can find.

This year though, I am letting go of all of my insecurities and going to homecoming, without friends, without a date. I think it’s about time I experienced an FHC homecoming, before I graduate in 2015. I also think that I am finally maturing as a young lady, because I got the nerve to pick out a dress that…wait for it…comes up above my knees. I am actually excited to wear this dress, which, if you know me, is a huge step in my life. I’m also looking forward to going to homecoming, even though I won’t be dancing.

I don’t know why I chose this year to come out of my little bubble, but I do know one thing, homecoming night will be a night to remember. Even if I just stand in the corner and watch everyone else socialize, and even if nothing terrific or life-changing happens, I know that I’ll at least have a little fun.

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