Diamonds On The Inside

Diamonds On The Inside

When you live in a small town, you often find that your life is being dissected, piece by piece, by the community. In high school, I was in what one would call the ?cool? or popular crowd. I wore whatever name brand clothes were popular at the time; I only hung out with the coolest people and of course, I only dated guys from inside our little clique. I was named Class Favorite all 4 years and was also on Homecoming Court my senior year. Life, in a teenager?s life, was good. Yet, as we all know, no one can be happy when living in a cookie cutter type world.

Our community had set forth this mold on who we should be and what we should act like. For the majority of my clique, we were the first ones at church on Sunday, never missing a day of Sunday school. Yet we were also the drunkest ones at Prom and Homecomings. We held offices in our school Y-Club and would talk about how we only wanted the best in our clubs. We were supposed leaders in our school,

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