I was just sitting here thinking, isn't it funny how things work in life sometimes? I just spent the day having a fun girls day IN with some old friends of mine. One girl, I've known since I was 4 years old (I think I even wrote a post about her being my first best friend). We were best friends in early childhood but then had one stupid girl drama argument in like 5th grade and stopped talking. Then we reconnected via Facebook.
Another friend I have known since 4th grade. We were also good friends but then at about Junior High Age we kinda drifted apart and reconnected again.. via Facebook, lol.
The third friend was actually someone I have known since about 4th or 5th grade, but was NEVER friends with. I always thought she was annoying, and obnoxious. Like, the type of girl that would make me roll my eyes every time I saw her. Then she started dating my cousin about 2 years ago. At first I was like, "Ohhh nooo! Hes probably gonna bring her to the family reunions! ack!"... Then I went to the class reunion with the first 2 friends (my cousin was in my class, too, btw) and found out that this girl was actually quite funny, and made me giggle. Then we started talking on Facebook (wow, do I see an FB theme here?) and she and my cousin came to our housewarming party, and again, she had me laughing my ass off! My cousin and her got married back in October and I'm so happy to call her my cousin, too! I now spend time with her, tonight she dyed my hair, last week we were playing cards and laughing our butts off. Back in high school, I never in a million years would have dreamt that I would be hanging out with HER and become friends with HER!
It's funny how so many things change. This friend told me that when we were kids, if anyone talked shit about me, she stood up for me just because our moms worked together. When she told me that, it took me by so much surprise. Someone that never really spoke to me (not intentionally, btw), was standing up for me and I never knew it. This same friend also helps plan the class reunions. She told us last weekend that a few of the more popular people from our class were afraid to come to the reunion. This one girl who was kinda popular, she was very pretty.. and another one I thought was annoying, too. She was never mean to me, but we just didn't hang out with the same groups of people. I guess she said that she almost didn't come to the reunion because she thought no one liked her. She told about a story from high school where she said hi to someone in the hallway, and this person rolled her eyes at her.. and how much it hurt her that the girl did that. I was like, wow, she might have been talking about ME.. i would have been the one to roll my eyes at her!
Another guy from our class said he was afraid to come because he was such an ass in high school he didn't think anyone liked him.
.. and these were the popular kids. I guess sometimes I see people as being beautiful and popular and that they just thought they were too good for me... It's weird to think that they had the same worries as I did, and maybe they didn't talk to me not because they didn't like me or because I was fat, but because they thought I didn't like them? Some of them are just as insecure as I am.
I don't know. It's just my random thought for the night. Isn't it crazy how things/people/ideas can change over time?