I remember my favorite year was 1985…my Members Only jacket was keeping me warm, The Cosby Show was on its second season, and Michael J. Fox was on his way Back To The Future;
I was so excited about heading back; because that was the year I was going to be officially a part of the dance squad called the Titanides. Yep, that was so cool, I was always a shy kid; the stories in my head and my favorite romance novels were more real to me than real life at times; so it was a big surprise to many people, myself included… that I had tried out for the squad and made it! The one thing I loved almost as much as I love books and writing, was dance…
So that year when preparing for school, I was ready; I had gotten really hyped up by those department stores” back to school “commercials…you know the ones where the kids are all dressed up in their school finest… sitting and chatting on the school steps, or standing at the lockers. There girls were cute and the guys hot, everyone perfectJ Oh yes, those commercials were the highlight of getting ready for the new school year, they to me were the epitome of the fun to be had in high school…,okay, okay, I know that is somewhat lame, but hey, we didn’t have all the ultra cool teen shows that depicts every detail of what was happening in the sacred walls of teendom, like there is now; and 1985, I had decided, was going to be the best of all; I had shed my wallflower shell and I was prepared to go in happy and come out just as happy, I was looking for the best year ever!
Did this happen? Well, of course life isn’t the perfect commercial, and yes, I had fun being a part of the dance squad, and I did become more outgoing less shy. But there were still challenges and hard work to be done in my school work and in the extracurricular. I made new friends, new enemies, just like anyone else… lol and I was just a regular girl. Although yes, 1985 was memorable because that year was the first time I realized that happiness is a choice, not perfect hair, face, friends or status. Happiness comes from the inside, being happy with who you are, regardless of others opinions.
So I wish for all of you who are heading back to, dream, strive and achieve; the choice is yours!
Michelle Cornwell-Jordan is a book lover, with YA paranormal adventures as her favorite genre,although she can be a glutton for any young adult title. Michelle’s other love is writing, Michelle has been writing about as long as she has been a bibliophile! Losing herself in a fantasy world that she, or others have created is how she loves spending her spare time.
Along with author Danny Jones, Michelle Cornwell-Jordan completed, a YA paranormal called Reahket, and also Michelle has her first solo venture Night School Vampire Hunter the first novella in a three part series. Both are available on Barnesandnoble.com and Amazon.com
Upcoming in November 2012 the second novella in the Hunter series...Night School Vampire Hunter (Dark Angel)
and in 2013 Chrysalis
One last thing about Michelle, she believes that she has her own secret powers:)
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