December 23, 2013

Who Were You?

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. 
"Real" Kelli

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.

Young by Kenny Chesney on Grooveshark

“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.

Young Me 2

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.
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18 comments:

  1. I'm afraid to admit I've never seen that movie. I havent seen a lot of movies I should though. I love that song from K.C., it paints a perfect picture.

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  2. probably the criminal but like you, not because i did bad things but because i was always skipping school to hang out at other schools/with my friends.

    btw, breakfast club is one of my most FAV movies!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  3. I love this!! Your pictures are great! And ahh I love the Breakfsat Club, though I probably would have been considered a combo of Brain, Princess, and Athlete hahaha. I am definitely not a rule-breaker lol

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  4. The Real Kelli sounds like someone I would have liked to be friends with in high school...maybe she could have helped me to loosen up some! Ha ha. I was way too seriousa about things in high school...I probably would have been a brain...sometimes a basket case.

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  5. LOVE THAT MOVIE!!!!!I was the Princess. When I was in high school I even got told a hundred times a day that I looked like Molly Ringwald. This was even before I became a redhead. I'm raising a criminal though. Actually she is a good kid but her wardrobe consists of skinny jeans and "band merch"

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  6. If we went to school together I'd think you were trendy and try to be your friend. I love this!!!!!

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  7. I was a nerdy, goody two shoes. So lame. I've luckily gotten less shy and more social, but I still have some of my old faults. Your "real" Kelli is a lot cooler than my timid, shy, inhibited Kelly. I think I'm still working on being 100% me without fear of people not liking me.

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  8. The Breakfast Club was and is still one of my all time favorites.. in fact, I just watched it the the other day. I can totally relate to being a little rebellious and a rule breaker. Thankfully, I grew out of it and it warped itself into just knowing who I am and standing up for myself and what I think is right.

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  9. omg these photos of you are so fantastic!! I love rule-breaker Kelli. I was definitely the princess. And nothing's changed.

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  10. I love these pictures of you! haha

    I would be the brain, definitely. Honors student, captain of the colorguard, member of Key Club, and regular attendant of church/mission trips. I did my rebelling in college. ;)

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  11. don't worry i have seen the movie :) also i am loving these old pictures of you ! i was definitely the goodie goodie haha

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  12. I was the cheerleader/National Honor Society. I had friends in all circles though so we might have still clicked!

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  13. I was so awkward and unliked in high school... I'm pretty sure my character didn't make the final edit of any movie.

    These Kelli pictures! Dying!

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  14. oh i love it. these pictures are fantastic. i can't believe that is the category- so awesome. i wouldn't say i was the princess bc I wasn't and I wasn't popular. i just had a good time all around.

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  15. "sometimes you can’t kick ass no matter how much you want to" AAAAAMEN SISTER! ;P I think "real" Kelli and "real" Amanda would've been GREAT friends!

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  16. love breakfast club. i wouldn't say i fall into any category 100%...but i would say criminal for the fact that i did get myself into a lot of trouble :)

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  17. I remember that Kelli...she was baddass! I loved her, and I love the wonderful adult Kelli she's grown to be. We're always evolving.

    Aunt Lynn

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  18. I think it's good to have a little rule-breaker in you! I was always sticking to the rules and getting my work done. I wish I had adventured out a little more when there were fewer consequences to doing so! Also, those pics are great!

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