I am currently an ex-cheerleader. I did the whole thing — little kid cheer, high school cheer, college cheer. I did it right up until college graduation actually, and despite years of growing distant from the sport I MISS IT.
The friends I had are still the friends I’d have again if I could do it all over.
The people who you think are cute won’t matter in a few years. Their opinions will matter even less.
Do I even like these people?
Letting your friends go for any reason is never easy, but never feel threatened by the benefits of splitting up so each of you can walk your own path for a little while.
“We all have stories that we tell ourselves about what our lives are — and those stories are always wrong.”
— Shawn Coyne
You regularly dream about the days when you didn’t have to think about what to wear in the morning.
I’m from a small town and I jumped at the chance to get out of there. I was ready to start my life in college and never look back. What I failed to realize was that it was because of my friends and family back home that I was able to achieve all that I have.
1. It is extremely unlikely that you’ll end up marrying your first love. Or your second. Also, boys have no desire for marriage as early as girls do. So don’t even mention it.
Men aren’t supposed to feel fat — you just go work out and run and diet properly and fix it. Studies show that most men with anorexia don’t ever seek help because it’s seen as a “women’s disease.”