Have you ever watched The Breakfast club? Of course you have because even though most of you are younger than my 36 years I have faith that you just know a really good movie when one is made. In that movie the high school kids are stereotyped into five categories: The Criminal, The Athlete, The Brain, The Basket Case, and The Princess.
I’ve been thinking for a while now that I should introduce you to the “real” Kelli as I like to think of me before adult life got a hold of my personality and my spirit. There are days when I wish I could be “real” Kelli again, a LOT of days, but alas I know “real” Kelli is probably gone forever although remnants of her remain.
*Included are the only two pictures I have of “real” Kelli, sorry for the poor quality.
I think the best way to introduce you to “real” Kelli is to tell you that in middle/high school she probably would have been stereotyped “the criminal” if she were a cast member of The Breakfast Club. Not that I was a criminal, I wasn’t then and never have been. I was a bad rebellious girl, while I didn’t break laws (at least not serious ones) I did break rules. “Real” Kelli is a rule breaker and even though I love her adult Kelli knows there are consequences and thinks ahead before rule breaking.
“Real” Kelli in the words of Kenny Chesney “wore rock-n-roll t-shirts and had a bad attitude”. Speaking of that song, it pretty much sums “real” Kelli up to a T. “Real” Kelli is wild, daring, and fun. She kicks ass and takes names, she cared little of what people thought of her. Adult Kelli realizes sometimes you can’t kick ass no matter how much you want to and that a good first impression can be essential.
Do you remember that girl you went to school with that wore black every day and a leather jacket, not the fashionable kind but the kind you’d expect a biker to wear? That was “real” Kelli, adult Kelli knows that a little color now and then can be a good thing and even a fashionable leather jacket can look badass when styled right.
Now that you know a little more about the “real” Kelli, tell me which stereotype you fit closest with in high school.