Oh geez, do we have to?!?! (lol). I graduated in 1999. I was a little bit shy, a little bit unsure of myself, a little bit undone around the edges. Aren’t we all at that age? I actually hated high school and wouldn’t go back for anything. I love being an independent woman that can make my own decisions and not have that horrible feeling anymore of what people think. Goodness, have you seen the “popular” kids recently? Time has NOT been their friend! Thanks Karma. You are my girl!
3. What’s the biggest change your high school classmates would notice about you now?
My physical appearance. I finally got it all together. I have naturally curly hair and I never straightened it back then. That seems to shock the hell out of people when they see me with straight hair! I dress a lot differently for the better. I just look better than I did back then. I’ve actually noticed some of those losers that probably didn’t know my name then, well they can’t seem to keep their jaw off the floor. Just saying! LOL!!!!
4. When did you first become interested in the fashion/beauty industry?
I’ve ALWAYS been interested! I’m the ultimate girly girl. I think in my younger days I was interested but didn’t necessarily know how to pull it all together. I finally feel like I’m comfortable in my own skin and can put my own personal spin on things. I really don’t care what other people think about me and when you’re in high school, that’s such a big deal.
5. If you had the chance to give one message to high school girls today, what would you say?
Ahh, so many things! But, this is my biggest take away from it all. Don’t worry so much about all the little details that you are stressing about. In the grand scheme of things all of those petty arguments, the drama queens, the mean girls, the jerks, the embarrassments, and what people think of you . . . Well, it isn’t going to even matter. None of it. NONE.
I felt like a peon during my high school days like I was invisible at times. I absolutely love being an adult and being in charge of my life. It doesn’t feel like that when you’re growing up. I always remember being in school thinking, I can’t wait until this is over and I have control. Call me a control freak but that’s just me. I love my life now and feel better at 28 then I ever did at 16, 18, or even 20.