You know how it is in high school and at times even in college there are these cliques that people tend to be in or pushed into? Some would be "lucky" that they end up in the cool or in crowd while others are placed in limbo or worst, the loser crowd. These are just facts of life and most of the time, people tend to survive it.
I was not part of this. I was neither a loser nor one of the cool kids. I was somewhere in the middle. I was a cheerleader, volleyball varsity player, team captain of the debating team, host for school programs, president of the chorale, star actress of the drama club, choreographer, and part of the top ten in class. I was an extreme and nobody really knew where to place me.
Eventually, I became a queen bee. Known for putting down people simply because they crossed my path and did not hit me the right way. Then I became a peer counselor and a La Sallian brother, giving advice for those who were unfortunate enough to have met queen bee's who made their lives miserable. Through all these, the nerd in me fostered and thrived on reading and watching shows like Nat Geo and the like.
I guess I was pretty lucky. I was neither this or that alone but always a combination of things. In some ways, I was able to see both sides of the spectrum. In some ways, I was able to lead a double life which enabled me to be a better person.
What were you like in high school?