I was an insecure little so and so when I was a teenager, but then I suppose what teenage girl wasn’t right? One moment I’m bitching about the girls in my circle of friends, the next I’m standing up for them and backing right off. Jeez, I’m so glad I’m not a teenage girl growing up in today’s world, god only knows how I would (or wouldn’t) have coped. Teenage girls are notoriously nasty to one another aren’t they, I’m pretty sure that hasn’t changed over the years, and flicking back through the pages of my teenage diary has certainly reminded me how hard it is. Not only have you got hormones flying around, but then there’s all that self discovery bollocks where you’re trying to establish who you are as a person and where you fit in in the world, but all at the same time trying to blend in and not stand out for all the wrong reasons. It’s a tough gig being a teenage girl, that’s for sure!
At least my teachers seemed to like me 😉
Saturday 18th June
I got so much homework done and I’m really proud of myself. We went into Reading town and I was going to buy some clothes but I really didn’t know what to buy. In the end all I bought was some fake tan, shower gel and some deodorant. Great buy eh? I’ve finished making my little characters for my Technology game so now I only have to make the little paper ball. I wonder how the party went. I can’t wait to find out on Monday. Don’t you just love rubbing people’s noses in the dirt, especially when it’s the cute variety that belongs to certain boys named Percy.
Sunday 19th June
Did loads of homework like yesterday and even bothered to start my Maths coursework. Sheila phoned once I’d got back and I’m getting really jealous. She went to the cinema on Saturday with Claudia and Petunia to watch Four Weddings and a Funeral. The thing is she said Petunia isn’t too bad on her own. Like hell she isn’t. I’m afraid she’ll go off me and become really close with Claudia because she’s been spending a lot of time with her recently. I don’t like to feel jealous unless I feel a need to be. I can’t help it. Maybe it’s a sign of insecurity, I’m not sure, but without Sheila I’m nothing.
Monday 20th June
It is final. I now completely don’t fancy Percy. He is just a complete jerk with a bad attitude and I don’t like it one bit. I let him know that as well. Noreen has broken up with Marigold and that lot and now she’s come crawling back to us lot. She’s such a deceitful old cow. She’s such a user, I can just tell she’ll be bum sucking up to me when we go to France and I’m just going to have to take it because I haven’t got the heart to tell her to piss off. We got our profiles today and I must say that all of mine are really good. There’s not one that I’m not proud of. I’ve got to face Petunia for 9 hours tomorrow.
Tuesday 21st June
Geography trip Dorset. Am I knackered or what. The weather was awful, mind you it was quite fun. My worksheet ended up in the sea and someone had to get it for me so that was quite funny. Apparently Noreen has been sucking up to Nadine today and Nadine has started telling lies. Hey like I care, I don’t even like Nadine, in fact she’s almost as bad as Noreen. She’s sucking up to her so much that she phoned her up and has even invited her to Jono Robinson’s party. Can’t she see Noreen is just using her. The thing is I’ve got visions of Noreen doing that to me as well and I haven’t got the nerve or heart to tell Noreen where to go.
Wednesday 22nd June
Percy was speaking to me today as though he hadn’t even called me a bitch. So I was trying not to be impressed by him, which was very hard seeing as I’m trying to stop myself from fancying him. I still can’t help liking him no matter what he says or does to me. Me and Mum went to collect A from cricket at Hardenhuish school and Sid Mcdonald was there playing football. Phwoar sex in shorts and god those legs. It’s so long since I’ve seen him I’d kind of forgotten about him, but he’s still as gorgeous as ever. My head is coming on really well in Art. It’s by far the best thing I’ve ever made in clay.
Thursday 23rd June
Parents Evening. All of the teachers love me, especially Mr Rutter. He virtually said I was his favourite pupil and Miss Janes said I was so brainy it scared her. Today has been quite a day. Quite a lot of people seemed to be paying me a lot of attention and I absolutely adore it, though I don’t go out of my way to get it. Noreen was bum sucking again today but I don’t feel like I have to be horrible to her because she’s never done anything directly horrible to me and until she does I’m going to be as nice to her as possible because it makes me feel guilty if I’m not. I suppose I’ll just have to see what happens.
Friday 24th June
I was so amazed today because I was actually given an invitation to go to the in crowds party. At first I was unsure because I didn’t really want to go on my own but Betty said I could go over her house first and we’d go together. I can’t wait. We went to A’s presentation evening but only stayed for about an hour. Apparently, all of A’s team fancied me and one said I was horny. Also one of their 19 year old brothers was apparently eyeing me up. He was grim. We got back and because me and Sheila were bored we went over to the youth club disco for an hour. The DJ, called Kelvin, was gorgeous. He lives in the village. Swoon.
Tune in next week for more insight into the life of a teenage girl (me!) growing up in the 90s.
*names have been changed to protect the not so innocent
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Becky Stafferton is a full time blogger over on her website The Art of Healthy Living, mum of 2 and certified Queen of the hashtags. She continually strives to promote a realistic, sustainable and positive image of how to lead a healthy life. When she’s not writing she can be found swigging Prosecco from the bottle, running through muddy puddles, making lists of lists, having a good old moan, scoffing flapjacks and squatting like her life depends on it.
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