It has been 7 1/2 years since I graduated from high school. Wow…time flies, right?
Truth be told, the high school Mrs. Buttons was very different from the current one. But, then again…I’m still quite the same. Confusing much? I’ll explain…
Nerd alert! Yeah…I was a big bookworm in high school. I graduated with a perfect 4.0 unweighted GPA. The thought of receiving a grade other than an A was absolutely terrifying to me. Yeah…I was special.
Although I’m no longer in school, I still maintain a level of perfectionism. However, over the years I have learned to “lighten up,” if you will. I can’t be perfect all the time, so I’ve learned to forgive myself in certain situations and also to not take on more than I can handle. I am not Super Woman.
Um…what WASN’T I involved with in high school? I was the treasurer of the National Honor Society, President of French Club, Vice President of French National Honor Society, a member of Mu Alpha Theta…the list goes on. I was a member of Le Petit Choeur, an audition-only girl’s choir in the Tampa Bay area. I took private voice lessons, and even landed the lead role in my high school’s musical.
I guess it would be fair to say that I’m not quite as busy with organizations as I was 7 years ago. However, my interests have become much more diverse! I still love to sing/perform, but it is usually only in the privacy of my car…and yes…I do sing at the top of my lungs and get some awkward stares. Nowadays, I suppose you could say I’ve become a bit more domestic; cooking is a huge hobby of mine (and Mr. Buttons’!). I’m learning about photography, writing/blogging, and I spend as much time as possible with my husband. I’m still busy, but in different ways!
***Sigh*** I almost am embarrassed to talk about this. I’ll be honest though: I didn’t date in high school. Not once, no one. Nothing. I was OK with it, but I can’t say that I didn’t dream about boys asking me to homecoming or the prom. It just didn’t happen. Because I was such a book worm, I was also pretty darn shy/quiet, which might have contributed to the problem. It was such a dire situation that I had to be set up on (semi) BLIND DATES for BOTH proms…oh for heaven’s sake…
Here I am before my senior prom…we did make a cute couple, and my date was extremely awesome!
Side note: doesn’t the black and white picture remind you of a wedding photo? As soon as I had the photos developed (yes…these were taken on a camera with FILM…gasp!) I remember thinking that they looked like wedding portraits.
In high school, I had very high standards for relationships, and I knew that I would wait to find my Mr. Right in the future. I always figured that I would meet my future husband either in college or at some point in my 20s…and I was indeed correct about that prediction! I was willing to wait for a mature guy who had strong morals and values…so I didn’t really bother wasting my time with the immature guys in my high school because my studies and future were more important. I’d say that everything turned out great in that aspect!
Well, as you know…I’m married! I managed to snag myself an incredibly amazing husband who I am so so blessed to have in my life. I think it is safe to say that Mr. Buttons fulfills all of the expectations that I had as a teenager…heck…he exceeds them ten-fold! However, once I met him, I realized that I WAS wrong about one relationship viewpoint from my high school years. I always thought that one of the two people in the relationship would have to be the “pursuer,” if you will…the one doing the work. I thought that if I was going to be in a serious relationship, I would have to MAKE it happen, so to say. Oh, 17 year old self, you couldn’t have been more wrong (which is a good thing)! Perhaps it is just in my experience, but everything with Mr. Buttons just seemed to click from day one. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that it has always been extremely easy…but our relationship has been 100% natural. When you fit, you fit, and that’s the way…uh huh uh huh…I like it.
Oh…and just in case you were wondering, I still have that prom dress of mine (I always meant to sell it or donate it—I need to get on that)…and it still fits!