Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Day Nine--Rules

I always wanted to be a bit of a 'bad girl,' but I was too afraid to break the rules.  I guess I never wanted to disappoint my parents, so I kind of stayed 'good' for most of my childhood/teenage years.  I never gave The Parents much to worry about.  But, little did they know...

One of the ways I stayed more of a good girl was by having a boyfriend throughout high school.  This kept me from running around like some of the other girls in my class.  It also was good that he was only a year older than me, because the 'wild' girls in my class all had boyfriends at least four years older than us--and that was trouble from the get-go.  They most definitely were the ones that experimented with drugs and sex way before the rest of us did.

While my parents weren't worrying about me, I was drinking to excess with The Boyfriend.  I honestly think I was well on the way to becoming an alcoholic and would have if we would have continued together after high school.  The underage drinking is about the only big-time rule-breaking I think I have ever done.

Now, whether or not it is rule-breaking, I have a very hard time if someone tells me I CAN'T do something or that I MUST do something.  Both of those things will make me rebel and do all I can to go against what I've been told.  And sometimes that's not a BAD thing--it certainly has made me go beyond my comfort zone at different times.

***And obviously, I didn't follow any of the rules when it came to this photo challenge--so, I guess I CAN be a 'bad girl' when I want to be.  :D


meleah rebeccah said...

"I have a very hard time if someone tells me I CAN'T do something or that I MUST do something."


cmk said...

It's almost like they are DARING you to try when they say you can't do something, right? :D