I think it's safe to say that we have all have felt awkward at some point in our lives. Sometimes it's all in our minds and other times...it's definitely not. I think I hit my awkward stride when I was in junior high.
I said the wrong things at exactly the wrong times, thinking I was hilarious and then feeling the sting when my attempts at humor were not realized.
My body was disproportionate, think child sized torso and adult sized limbs and for some reason my teeth were not quite right, though I can't put my finger on just what it was. I never had braces so it's just one of the great mysteries of life.
I was incredibly self-aware. It must have been painful just to be around my awkwardness. Seriously it wasn't a good scene. Add to that the first hints of adolescent acne and size 11 shoes and you have a pretty good picture of where I was at.
So you can imagine that I was not too eager when school photo time came around. I practiced my "look" in my upstairs bathroom. I decided that I had to wear blue as my blue eyes were the only feature that hadn't been distorted by adolescence. I had to play to my strengths.
Then I took a good look at my forehead and noticed my first smattering of pimples, ugh! I remember thinking that they were less obvious if I raised my eyebrows, creating wrinkles in my forehead. So that's how I decided to take my photo. Now without further ado I present you with this photographic gem....
You may be wondering why I am showing this to you. The answer is simple, because it's hilarious. Each time this photo shows up we all get a good laugh, I think mostly because the "look" was so calculated and the end result is so painfully awkward. So I hope you enjoyed this and maybe recalled your awkward moments, care to share some details of your awkward phase? Don't worry it's quite liberating!