February 17, 2009

High School

Wow, that's a nice school.

What kind of person were you in high school? Which lunch table did you sit at? Were you in the popular crowd? Sporty? Nerd? Band Geek? Were you a loner? or a Stoner? Lol, I guess I was just sort of invisible. Not really popular and not in any particular crowd or anything. I doubt many people from my high school class would even remember me. That's fine with me you know? I was just passing through. I went through a short hip hop phase then I was all about grunge. You know, the flannels over waffle shirts and Doc Martins (wannabe Doc Martins that is) I'm thankful the style back then was loose fitting and pretty modest. I didn't wear hijab yet but still, I'm glad I didn't have the pressure girls today have of low rise jeans and tiny tops etc.

A lot of people think that high school is the time of your life that defines you. I suppose that's true to a certain degree, but most people I know change a lot after high school and you would never guess they were the same person. There are a few people who I think of and wonder about what they're doing now.

20 comments:

  1. I'm currently in High School ^_^

    What kind of person am I? Well,I'm one of the 7 hijabis at my HS which is pretty cool so, hopefully all of the good characteristics of a muslimah? And technically we don't have a 'lunch' table seeing as how everything is outside -sucks during rainy days- but our school is divided by 'countries' i.e Mexico, Asia, Africa, Whiteland & the Fishbowl (I'm sure you can tell which race hangs out where minus the fishbowl) But I have diverse friends, a majority which happen to be asian, so I hang out in Asia.

    Eh, I'm not an advocate of labels and wouldn't be able to label myself in the first place. The thing I like about High School is that no one cares what/who you are. The social hierarchy that reigned during middle school is meaningless during the 4 years that, in my opinion, does define you. I'll learn to drive during these years, choose the path I'll take in university, figure out just 'who' I am.

    Wow, talk about melodramatic.

    The people I do meet in high school will probably change my views on life but will be forgotten after I enter the big leagues, University (insha'allah)

    Okay time to wrap this long comment up, my style is actually being made at the moment haha. I love to dress up for school, unlike most of my friends, and do make an effort to look nice (not seductive, but nice). Soon, I shall be entering an 80s phase thanks to my moms closet and interesting rack of sweaters. All with a hijab of course :)

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  2. i was in the hippy-stoner group

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  3. i was in the punk group for awhile, then i just floated.

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  4. i was a mean popular :( i didnt think that untill after high school when i realised how badly my friends and i treated ppl :(

    but after i donned the hijab i changed ALOT

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  5. I've been out of school a long time. Most people I see are the way I imagined they would turn out. It is interesting.

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  6. I was voted "Best Skipper" my senior year. My lunchtable was any place downtown. I was really shy so when I'd move to a new school I'd just kind of attach myself to whatever group talked to me first(or well second because at my new high school the first people to talk to me were like SUPER annoying). They were a mix of goths and ravers, but later on in the year my friends basically consisted of whoever was smoking at the gazebo across the street. As long as they had a cig(not ultra-lites though, I had standards) we were buddies, it didn't matter who hung out with what group at school, after school the smokers all were cool with each other.

    I would say I've changed a bit.

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  7. I was in the geeky brainy nuts-r-us club, you know those people that sign up for every extra-curricular class that comes available, does all the science fairs, Participates in a Math league, History reenactments',is a member and works on Beta society and honor society committees and then sits around and talk about 'SCHOOL' and the latest homework assignment was when we were together...Ahhh those were the good old days :0)

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  8. Wow, such a diverse group. Yea I've changed in a lot of ways but I'm the same in many ways as well.

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  9. I went to a small school so we didn't really have big divisions. There were the geeks, the populars, and the rest of us. I was a popular for a while and then I got my own personality and that wasn't so cool so I became "the rest of us". :)

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  10. It is funny going to school in Miami the HS it self was divided among blacks, Hispanic, and American. The best part was the Hispanics being divided Colombians, Peruvian, Venezuelan and so forth. I was kind of popular in my Colombian group, well I guess being so so small it help me being popular. I don't think HS is your defining point half of the things we do in HS is our of peer pressure.
    I love every single day in HS in a way I will love to go back to it.

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  11. I was the invisible type as well. I wore the hijab so people judged me before meeting me.. I kept my distance from everyone and just did my classes. I had a couple good friends but wasn't really in a group..

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  12. Oh, I was the invisible one, LOL! I was wondering about it the other day, and thought to myself "What's the point of going to a reunion if no one knows who I am" LOL! I was never comfortable in my own skin (try being one of 5 immigrant high school students in a small town in Iowa, and the only brown skin color one), so i tried everything to not to stand out. I'm glad high school is way in the past :)

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  13. Well, you probably remember that I was in the theater/band/choir group. I've retained my love of the arts but I'm so different now. (I've learned how to stick up for myself, for one, and am a lot more outgoing). I wonder how much people have changed when those who bullied me add me on FB but I figure I should be a good person and give them a chance. Mostly they have been kind and it's turned out fine but frankly there are still a few people I wouldn't add back.

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  14. Dayna, you are the bigger person for adding someone who once bullied you, thinking the best that they'd have changed.

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  15. Wow this is such a telling question. Honestly, I started out as a stoner (not that I actually engaged in any illicit activity). I was just rebellious and listened to heavy metal music. Then after a few years of failing miserably in that group (I wasn't rebellious enough), I moved on to the geeks and social inept crowd. We spent our days oblivious to what was socially happening around us. Our lunches were spent playing cards and being obnoxious. The sad thing is I never really felt like I fit in with anyone. I guess that would make me a misfit of sorts. Thank God for College when I really seemed to emerge from whatever that high school thing was.

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  16. I was the person who got along with everyone. I had my close group of friends that I would hang out with inside and outside of school but I never was part of any clique. Everyone just seemed to like me. I was the sweet, friendly Muslim girl. I honestly couldn't be mad at anyone no matter how hard I tried. If I didn't like someone I would still say hi, but thats as far as I would go. High school was a good time.

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  17. Oh, high school. I loved it and hated it all at once. I had a group of friends and we were just on the the outskirts of cool, you know. But I never really wanted to be in this group. I always wanted to be in a different group, but never felt I could make the leap. After a while, I stopped hanging out with them, just coming back when I found myself without someone to eat lunch with. i could be really gregarious, but also a loner. I tried for a minute to do the grunge thing, but never did get my Dr. Martens. :0) Then I was a theatre/music girl, then I was a loner, then I was a cheerleader my senior year. I had a friend or two in just about every group, but never found my niche and never connected. I just watched St. Elmo' s Fire all the trhough last night and I thought how cool it would have been to have a group of friends so close.
    But then I also think that my finding it difficult to really find my place was what helped me become muslim. I do wonder sometimes, though, if circumstances had been different - I'd had more money, better clothes, not been biracial - would I have been in those groups? Funny thing is that I still run into the same problem now that I'm muslim. Because I'm a convert and don't speak Arabic, I often feel that I'm on the outside looking in. It just makes me really thankful that I have such a wonderful and supportive family.

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  18. Robyn, thanks for sharing, It's interesting to look back and think of how things turned out. Alhamdulillah for your family.

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  19. Social butterfly. I was the weird punk girl that got along with almost everyone. Part-time stoner, hung out with all of the racial groups at my high school, but especially the asian/Hmong group. I had issues with the popular "i'm going to sneer down my nose at you" crowd, but I'm friends with some of them now. I got along with anyone but the smelly kids. I got thrown out of my house the day after I turned 18 and ended up living with my Hmong fiance, so part of my senior year was spent almost exclusively with people from a race other than my own.

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  20. NoortheNinjabi, Haha, the smelly kids. They can't catch a break.

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