Introducing Brandy (Upcoming Book: True to Myself by Amanda Griffith)

Hey, My problem is I think I'm an alcoholic. How do I know? I'm really not sure, but I know I've gotten so drunk I've blacked out and said and done things I'm ashamed of. I'm trying to get over my addiction, but I'm scared. My friend Tina just asked me to go to a party. I mean, I can't stay at...

Amanda Griffith

Back to School Gossip

Back to school is such crap. Everyone’s trying to outdo everyone with the best outfit. Shopping isn’t even fun because you feel fat or ugly or you can’t find what you need. Where’s the perfect purse, nail polish, socks, jeans? They can’t really be found and if they are found they cost way too much! I saw the cutest jeans at Anthopologie, but they cost $172!!!! Get real! They’re not Buckle.¬†At least Gap’s shirts are great colors and great prices. But I heard they employ underage workers in foreign countries, so I even have to feel guilty shopping there.

More back to school crap. Everyone looks at you and you don’t know what they’re thinking. They might have had a conversation about you online just last night. You don’t really know what people are saying behind your back. If they’re not talking about you, then that’s not good either. That means you’re not important enough to talk about. What might they be saying? If you’re dating someone, you can be sure they’ll say a mouth or earful about that. You don’t deserve him. He doesn’t deserve you. You two don’t deserve each other. What bus is it of theirs?

What about teachers? Last year I had this teacher everyone liked, but he turned out to be a real jerk. Do teachers even care about students at all? I like this new teacher I have, Ms. Smith. She seems really good. My problem isn’t whether she cares about me or not but whether I’m going to disappoint her. Have you ever felt that way? Scared you would disappoint an adult you liked? It’s really pathetic I know, but I’m not sure I can keep up with two AP English classes back to back. I’m beginning to wonder if I should have done this, but I just have to get out of this school. I can’t stand everyone looking at me all the time, and I don’t know what they’re all saying but I know it’s not good.

Would you try to graduate early? Do you think it’s a good or bad idea?

About Amanda Griffith

I am a Franklin and Marshall graduate, English and Government. I taught 6-12 English for 28 years and am a published writer with four articles to my credit. Check out my five star rating on
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