Have you noticed all the tech nerds are now billionaires and marrying the world’s most beautiful women?
It’s legit Revenge of the Nerds, which makes me think that I’m 20 years too late on being ‘cool’. Everything I was teased about in high school is what makes me fabulous now. Sure, it’s only taken 20 years but I’m loving it.
Back in the ’80s and ’90s bullying wasn’t a ‘thing’. It didn’t make national news or have awareness campaigns and anti-bullying school policies.
High school was about surviving and if you were viciously targeted (like me) it was just thought of by students, teachers and parents as ‘character building’. I certainly built a lot of ‘character’ during that time and am so happy to finally have the last laugh (even if it took two decades).
Yes, I have a lot of hair. It’s thick. It’s long. And it’s dark.
Back Then: Every hairdresser I’d ever been to would comment, “You’ve got a lot of hair. Do you want me to thin it out for you?” I used to say yes as they hacked through my hair with the horrific serrated thinning scissors to make it more ‘manageable’ and look like everyone else.