You would think that once you graduate high school, you kind of leave it behind you. That’s not the case for me; I feel as though I came into who I was in high school, making it a pivotal time in my life, and some of the really important relationships that I have in my life started in high school. The thing that inspires this blog post? My close relationship with my sister, who was recently asked to prom.
It made me happy to hear that she had been asked, even though she has no intention of going. I’m going to assume that she would rather spend the night with me, but I have always been the girl who looked for any excuse to dress up and go get something delicious to eat. For today’s blog post, I wanted to reflect on my prom experience.
Just Going Through the Motions Junior Year
In a previous post titled “Spooky Stories: Cyber Stalking My Exes,” I talk a little bit about my junior year prom experience already, so you can go back and reference that if you want more details than what I put here. You’ll even find a little about my dating nightmares. I mean, history.
The dress I wore this year was a hand-me-down from one of my cousins, but I swear that I could probably have worn this as a wedding dress. Since middle school, I said that I would want gold detailing on my wedding dress one day. The dress I wore this year was white with gold detailing and floral accents. Since I still have the dress, I have been thinking of getting the dress refashioned into a jumpsuit for a possible reception outfit one day.
Since I had not been really interested in going that year, I can’t say that I remember a theme or anything beyond what I have really recounted. Something unique I can say is that I graduated from high school at a pretty cool time where my high school was renting out the Daytona 500 for prom. They don’t do that anymore, but it was really cool to enter prom after driving a lap around the race track and honking my car horn in the tunnel.
Senior Year: The Year of the Barracuda
While I had no part in coming up with the theme or putting on the event, I believe that the student government association who put on prom my senior year of high school did a phenomenal job. Playing on the high school mascot of the barracuda, I thought that the prom theme was very clever and well executed.
The dress that I chose for the event is one of my favorite styles (can we bring back the high-low dresses and skirts?). What made my ensemble so unique was the fact that I had hand-drawn metallic body art on my arm, which I hope you can see here. I do regret wearing my hair up, though. My problem is that I don’t like how I look with my hair up.
It was fun, spending the day with friends and going to dinner. I’m not much of a dancer, but I remember looking forward to getting milkshakes after prom. There’s something special about getting a Denny’s milkshake at two in the morning, because it never tastes as good getting that milkshake during normal hours of the day.
Overall, I would say that I enjoyed prom senior year more than I did junior year. While every girl probably wants to have a date to ask them to go with, reflection and hindsight says that I had a better time just doing what I wanted to do and spending time with my friends.
Do you have any prom stories to share? What high school memories stand out to you? If you had advice to your younger self, what would it be? Tell me in the comments below!
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