I Wish I Didn't....

I grew up in a lower income neighborhood and most people there were not educated and didn't really care to become so; we were too concerned with surviving.  So, when I am around people from my old neighborhood, I tend to become a little more simple and real.  I don't use the big words I could use when talking because I don't want to come across as snobby or like I am putting them down.

 

I went to college and then graduated law school, so when I am with my peers and colleagues, I speak more professionally.  I hate that, though, because it sounds like I am trying to be something I am not. 

 

Most of my friends are blue collar middle class workers and that is when I feel most like myself...at the local bar just chatting and having some drinks with friends!

patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes
26-30, F
3 Responses Feb 9, 2010

it's important you can still feel like and BE yourself. it's very important. as long as you can still visit your old friends and go to a local bar and talk to them, you'll be fine. just keep in touch with them. ;)

LOL, thanks

*toasts* to you for graduating from college, what a feat!! be whomever you are meant to be, we can all use friends such as "kramer."