October 11, 2011

If I could turn back time.......

     Monday night I was watching the movie 17 Again. The movie is about a guy whose life didn't quite turn out how he wanted it to and wishes he could go back to high school and change it. He wakes up one day and is seventeen again and gets the chance to rewrite his life. I would go back to Grover Cleveland High School because I had the most awesome time during my high school years. I had spunk, I was able to do so much and careless of what others had to say. I was what I called "in control of my life." Ssophomore year I became part of a singing chorus called Clover. Tried out for the school play at the time, which was West Side Story. The adrenaline of competing for the lead role was out of this world. It turned out that usually the lead role was given to the seniors and not to a sophomore, but fate was in my side I earned the lead role of Maria. The show was a success and the Christmas concert, how can I forget, the lights, the band, the dress code of black bottoms, white top and red accessories, it was just awesome!!!!!......Enjoying that feeling of achieving and doing great things, I joined the mentor team where we went to freshman classes and taught about peer pressure and socializing. In my Junior year, I continue with the mentoring group, the chorus, etc... My senior year, the year where we will go for our SAT, college application, college fair, and THE PROM!!! WOOHOO!!! I was a busy 12th grader..tried out for the school play "Guys and Dolls." I played the lead role of Miss Adelaide. I ran for senior vice president and won. Who can forget, the 70's theme party. Afro's, bell bottoms, platform and lots and lots of polyester......

                          My high school friends, Eidy, Cindy, Jazmin and Alexandria, those were my girls, we ate lunch together, hanged out together, made each other laughed, cried and rode the bus together and we went, along with our date, to the prom together and still keep in contact thanks to facebook, (ha ha). Thanks to facebook, I have come close to high school friends that we did not exchanged many words back then, but knew who each other were. One of those awesome friend who I like to consider her "my cup of coffee," because she knows what to say and always have time and makes time to encourage me, to tell me everything is going to be okay. That friend, who has been like a sister is Margaret C.

                          There are few things I would like to change if I can turn back time to high school. Be more friendly, apologize for wrongful doing, join sports........ask a high school boy to the prom and not the jerk of a boyfriend I went to the prom with, (no longer with jerk). But other than that, I had an awesome high school ride. Class of 96 rocked.

                                  High School Prom was at the elegant Crest Hollow Country Club.



Proverb 18:24
A man of many companions may come to ruin,  but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Sharing time:

If you can turn back time, what time would that be and why?




  1. Hi Hida,
    I know it's late for this comment but I just read your blog and it's amazing! You are a sweetheart and that's why we all got along so well. We were blessed with your friendship and still are because we are still able to keep in touch as if we never stopped. You are an amazing woman and mother and God will always be by your side through the thick and thin. May He bless you and your family always!
    Cindy :)

  2. OMG high school memories!!! There were so many good and BAD ones but overall an expereince to remember. If i could tell the skinny shy little Melanie in Grover what life was going to be like I would say - be more daring, follow your dreams, don't worry what others say or think, love yourself and GO FOR IT!!!