For some of you, high school holds some of your fondest memories. Football games and first crushes; sports and extracurricular activities; fancy dresses and formal dances. Ring any bells? But for many of us, high school was not the pinnacle of our social lives- thank God. For some of us it was a time of terrible insecurity and always feeling like we were always on the edge of greatness, but could never quite cross over. Our clothes were a bit behind the times, our hair never looked the way it did in the magazines and no matter how many friends we had there was always the elusive circle of Cool Kids that we couldn’t seem to penetrate. At times, those 4 years felt endless.
But, like most things in life, it too ended and those 4 years became a distant memory. It’s funny, though, that some of the same things that plagued us as tweens and teens seem to recycle themselves. Even now, 19 years later, I sometimes find myself looking for the approval of others, wanting to belong or spending an obsessive amount of time on my appearance. I guess there’s no outgrowing the human condition, huh? Luckily with age comes maturity, though, and I’m able to remind myself that time inevitably marches on and right across my face so let’s not waste too much time on that battle; and the friends I have are some of the best people I know, so am I really missing out on anything? Sure wish I had this insight at the age of 16.
In spite of all this maturity and an abundance of love and self worth, however, we could all use a little validation, right? Everyone wants to know that they are liked and listened to. Can I get an “Amen!” here? So here’s your chance to erase the damage of four years of social rejection that often leaves me in a dark corner of my closet balled up in the fetal position… Not really, but the Mom Guilt sure motivates, doesn’t it?
You all know about my new favorite cause in the entire world KidsCause. Well, they’re running a contest. Like everything connected to KidsCause, those who will reap the benefits will be the kids. They are continuing to offer fantastic deals and raise money for our local schools. Personally my family has enjoyed delicious tasty treats and an introductory Karate class for DS2 at ridiculously low prices (like half!) and I hope some of you have taken advantage of the great deals too.
They are currently running a contest for blogs. They are going to track how many people sign up with KidsCause through the blogs that advertise for them. There are some great blogs participating- blogs much bigger and more popular and better written than mine. My readership of 150+ looks like a Hobbit to their Hulk. But wouldn’t it be great if my tiny little piece of normal at least got a few signer-uppers? See, validation. I desperate for it, what can I say?
It’s incredibly simple. All you have to do is click here. Yes, right here. And you will go to the KidsCause site. Simply click on the “Get Daily Deal Email” in the upper right hand corner, enter your email and you are signed up. It’s easy. And the best thing? You will not be inundated with emails selling you 10,000 things you don’t want and don’t have the genitalia to use. (Why do I keep getting Viagra ads? You’d think the Spyware that infects my PC would know I’m a girl!?) You’ll get one email verifying your email address and then one simple email whenever there is a new Daily Deal to be had.
And since you’ll be signing up through the link I gave you HERE I will be validated as a blogger and a human being. Just kidding. I will at least exist among the biggies that are also participating. Don’t worry, I get nothing. Wait, that’s not true. The winner gets a $50 gift card to some where, but that’s not even on my radar. But YOU will get access to great deals and the KIDS will get get funds their schools desperately need.
So, that’s my pathetic plea for recognition. Have a great weekend!
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That’s just my normal.