One Girl, Two Cities

Throwback Thursday 8.9.1994 cont’d

journalI can’t WAIT to live by myself. No one bossing me around, complete freedom – the works. My mom’s ALWAYS telling me to ‘clean my room, get off my butt, call your friends otherwise you’ll lose them.’ I HATE it!

Sara’s always putting me down, being my 2nd mother. It’s the pits.

My dad gets on my case sometimes – but not as much as the other 2. 

My mom yells at me if I get a B+ on my report card. She just expects WAY too much from me. I can’t help it if I’m myself. She can’t change me. I can’t wait to start school again. I’ve decided to stay (or at least TRY) organized and work hard.

I really want to please my mom cuz I don’t want her to yell at me. She’s always telling me if I don’t do good, I won’t do good in college (or get into a good one). I’m trying as hard as I can. I can’t help it if that’s not good enough for her.

I talked to SM not too long ago. He got his schedule so he read his off and vice versa: even though he’s going to McGuire and I’m staying at Kenwood. Know what? Guys are confusing. They can be mature and nice or immature and stupid. I don’t get it. Sometimes I don’t know why I bother with them. Guess I’ll never know. BYE!

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More trials and tribulations of being 13. Admittedly, I’ve always struggled to connect with my mom. It’s partly a cultural barrier thing – I often refer to her as the “typical Asian mother.” It’s gotten a lot better in my adult years, but she still knows just the right way to hit me where it hurts.

Well, the big day is tomorrow. I finalized my script for Mortified and after the founder of Mortified, Dave Nadelberg, reads the letter that started it all I’ll be the first local reader! It’ll be nice to get it over with, no doubt, then I can sit back and enjoy the rest of the evening. But of course, it’s also a little terrifying. Online ticket sales are sold out, but there will be some available at the door if you’re interested in coming!

Now head over to The Beth Next Door where you can enjoy her Throwback Thursday posts (this week she’s going to post on Friday instead, just a heads up!).

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2 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday 8.9.1994 cont’d

  1. Beth

    I am SOOOO excited to see you on stage tomorrow!! I wouldn’t blame you for being nervous either. I would also be happy with going first, I think it’s best to get it out of the way, lol.

    And moms and being 13, man. I got along well with my mom, but I know we had some rough moments in those days too. I felt bad for my dad on more than one occasion with two moody women in the house at times!

    1. Laura VanZandt Post author

      I’m excited for you to be there!! And LOL @ the comment about your dad. Mine had THREE, and even then we joked about the fact that both our cats were female so he was very outnumbered. 🙂 🙂

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