We are too old for best friend stuff, but yeah we're friends.
Hey, wanna hang out?
Can we go guys?
Hi, my name is Shannon and I am having the best life. I have a whole awesome group of friends and I'm popular. I have a best friend and I have a feeling things are going to be great this year.
You shouldn't have!
"Boys like girls who are..." Mom
But then I saw my friends start talking to boys. I thought we couldn't, when I was little I learned that we have to stay away from boys for no reason. Things are starting to change.
"Someday when your taking care of your husband..." Dad
"A woman's first and most important job is being a wife." Church.
I also noticed that girls apparently needed to like boys and we only could pick out of the popular boys. Sometimes they were weird and sometimes they were scary.
And one day we decided to go to an amusement park and we invited the boys. We started playing squirt gun games and ALL the boys won bears for each girl except one, Me. I thought I didn't care, I DON'T but for some reason it made me feel bad about myself.
And I feel like everywhere I go I get told what I'm supposed to be. I can't be an astronaut or doctor. I guess all I am meant to be is a wife and a teacher, isn't that the only option?
I've thought about it a lot and I decided it's MY future and I get to decide what's in it. I want to be something different than every other woman! Maybe I could be a scientist or an archeologist. And that I don't need friends that leave me out, I can make my own friends that have the same interests as me, who like me.