Life is all about the ins and outs; the lessons you learned, the fun you had, and the fun you’re having.
I have learned a lot. Looking back on it, I would have changed some of my behaviors, but who I was allowed me to become who I am now.
I was always loud; never the average cookie cut girl and I was never shy.
When I was 6 years old, I’d get McDonalds Chicken Nuggets and if I ever got a piece that didn’t look like white meat, I would march up to the counter and request that they change it. No shame.
Not much has changed. In my younger years, I was not always as friendly to people as I am now. I learned, and agree with, the statement: you get more bees with honey, than you do with being an a*shole.
When I was living in LA, I met Jenny. How? Well, driving past her one day, I yelled, “Hey hottie! Want to come party?” Crazy b*tch did and we’ve been friends ever since.
I became friends with some of the guys from the band Good Charlotte. They always hooked it up and let me be silly.
I met skaters, and without fail, attempted to rock the necklaces they had on, the hats they had on, and the hard exteriors they rocked. I still have a collection of hats that I’ve been given over the years. Ah, the memories.
My lack of shyness allowed me, at 20, to hostmy first fashion show. Ask me what it cost us? Not a dollar. I had managed to convince everyone this was good publicity for them, and it truly was. When NH3 was 15, I got her into a nightclub to see Mickey Avalon, who she was obsessed with at the time. All of this, because of my loudness.
I became friends with the bathroom ladies in nightclubs, so I never had to wait to pee in a clean stall. I even befriended little kids at BBQs. I like people, I like good people, nice people, funny people, a*shole people; I like to live and learn.
I have a lot more growing up to do, but I certainly hope that the traits that have allowed me to become who I am, also allow me to get better with age. Just like fine wine.
So yeah, I totally can be an embarrassing a*shole at times, but I wouldn’t trade these moments for anything.