My Mexican friends refer to me as their “white” friend. This is probably because I don’t speak Spanish fluently (despite the fact that a majority of my family does not speak any English at all,) I listen to John Denver, and I eat at Taco Bell.
My Caucasian friends refer to me as their Mexican friend. This is probably because I speak better Spanish than they do, I listen to mariachi music, and I eat at Taco Bell. Oh yeah, and also because my parents are from Mexico.
My nerd friends refer to me as their cool friend. This is probably because I go out to the bars every other night, watch MTV, don’t know anything about computers, and listen to hip hop.
My cool friends refer to me as their nerd friend. This is probably because I am
a science nerd, made straight A’s during school, watch foreign/independent movies, and listen to classical music.
My tall friends refer to me as their short friend. This is probably because I’m only 5 feet tall.
My short friends…oh wait…everyone is taller than I am. Unless they are like 8 years old or something. But even some of them are taller than I.
I like to think that all of these characteristics make me well rounded. I can get along with almost anyone, find something in common with almost anyone, and become friends with almost anyone. But lately, I’ve been feeling lost…feeling like I just don’t quite fit in anywhere…feeling alone. This feeling scares me.
But alas, I must remind myself that it’s the differences, the variations, the diversity that makes life an adventure. I must embrace my own uniqueness and tell myself that not only am I lucky to have such an eclectic group of friends, but they are lucky to have me.
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