Don't get me wrong--writing has been a passion of mine since I knew how to physically bring a pencil to a sheet of paper. I wrote short stories and read them in front of my third grade class. I kept dozens upon dozens of notebooks in my room throughout my childhood, filling them with ideas for novels, chapter breakdowns, character analyzations. I was born to be a writer. However, try telling that to my fourteen-year-old self.
See, at that age, the strangest things embarrass you. Me? I was embarrassed by my reading and writing comprehension skills, my big forehead, and a pimple I once had on the center of my forehead that was reminiscent of a bindi. It's interesting how these same exact things are points of pride for me today. Except the pimple. It's since been popped, but I'm sure if it ever came back I'd be a little ashamed.
In honor of the strange things that embarrass us in the awkward, agonizing, ridiculous years we call adolescence, I've decided to compile a list we can all relate to that mortified us in front of our friends during this formative time.