I am trying so hard to put my thoughts and feelings down into words, but everything just comes out wrong. The meaning changes. I am writing down everything that I’m feeling god-as-hell shitty about. Hopefully I’ll be better. I’ll sort out my thoughts and feelings. Everything just feels like a god-damned mess. These few days I feel like everything in my life is going wrong.
Today after our VJ match (which we lost 7-4) I was sitting there waiting for everyone so we can go and have dinner together. Then L and M went off to get their waffles first and S was like, I thought we were a team? Shouldn’t we all go together? And we misunderstood that P and A went off too (more than one time). As I talked to S I told her, the hockey team is so close and everything, and I compare them to us, and I feel like we’re a long way behind. She said, I think our main problem, why we can’t win, is communication.
Sometimes I feel like the IP thing just creates this unintentional barrier between the mainstream kids and the IP kids. I look at M and P talking, saying hey, you move there so I pass to you, then we change, …or like you stand there then you can pass to me so I can shoot. It’s just so effortless and smooth, two friends and team mates that’re so comfortable with each other’s presence (truth too). I feel like I’m the odd one out. The one that’s just there because, oh, well it’s 5 v 5 so I need to be there too. It doesn’t make much logical sense but that is what I feel like sometimes but I can’t do anything but try my best to rapport and communicate with them.
And it’s as though after all that we’ve tried, it still doesn’t work. I was actually walking down the steps to get going because I was so done with the day when I saw A, P and D watching the match so I went to join them and sat next to A. And I heard P say (yet again, though I thought it wouldn’t happen again) to D, I want to play with you, you should be in my line. I see your look of angst and despair and desperation, and I feel like breaking into a million pieces. When I walked away I heard her saying (I think, and again) somewhere along the line of us having shitty forwards. Which includes me, I guess, I’m playing forward. I’m sorry I’m not good enough. But I’m not sorry, because you hurt my feelings and you did it unbashingly. I don’t know what to do. I’m trying really hard to improve, but I feel like I’m always in the shadow of K. It doesn’t help that I look like K and am a forward like K. I always feel like I’m being compared (whether intentionally or not) to her. But I am not as good as her. P sometimes says, I wanna try this, I tried this with K when I played with her for nats, and sometimes I can’t do it. I feel like a burden. I feel like I should be better, but I am not. I am not as good as K, and it is the truth; there is no point disguising the truth and saying oh, you can be like her! You can do it! Because I can’t reach that standard. I just can’t reach it, no matter how hard I try. She makes it look so easy.
…and I just discovered why I cried after the RJ match, when coach gave me the cream wafers for being the “woman of the match”. (We still lost. We lost 4-3.)
All of this, after I had finally discovered my love for the sport and for the team. I finally started enjoying trainings; going for lunch with them; joking around and just acting stupid- it was finally starting to become something like fun. And everything just got destroyed again. It’s worse when you start becoming attached. You expect great things. And when these things don’t materialize, all you feel is crushed. You feel stupid for expecting everything to be like this, to be better, even.
I read the back of the queue card I received while waiting for my waffles to come. Something about love. About being single. It was so dumb; making singles seem so needy. (But isn’t that what I’ve been feeling these days? Needy.) How apt, B exclaims, looking at her own card, laughing at the quote on it. How apt, I look at mine and think.
I look back at the table; L, M, P, and A at one table. I should be there, but I am not. I feel like the distance between us increased so much, back to when it was like before we became closer. I feel like I’m not good enough to be with them any longer. I feel as though I am blamed somehow. That they look at me, hey this person is still as shitty a player as she was before, someone not worth talking to. Society works this way, no matter how we deny it. Social hierarchies always exist.
Bringing me on to the next point. So SC got a new love interest in her life (the second one, considering that the previous one was just experimenting with her). I am happy for her, but to be honest, I am also insanely jealous. I am jealous because she isn’t pretty. She is just wrapped up in a good-looking package of materialism. I believe I am prettier than she is. I always thought I had a fine enough personality. But perhaps I need to see that maybe, I am just not that good a person as I thought I was before. Maybe it’s no longer about looks but about personality. I am jealous because I want someone to like me too. But I don’t even have a proper guy friend. Hell, I think I chased every single potential guy friend away with my replies and remarks. Or silence. Unintentional. I don’t know why I am like this. Why am I like this?
I replied her rather half-heartedly when she went on excitedly about how he is the one for her and that everything is going so well and she feels so happy and all and all I feel is the emptiness in my heart growing deeper. I don’t think she has a right to be upset with me because I “don’t seem very happy” for her. She didn’t even wish me good luck for my match today and she wished someone else good luck for whatever they have today. I thought we were besties. I guess our distance has grown too much. We’re leading our own lives independently now; our own circle of friends, our own experiences. I feel like I value her more than she does, me. And it hurts. I can’t blame anyone for this. It’s almost inevitable. It’s actually started way back before this incident happened. I look at the whatsapp chat window, and I see so much green and so few of the white. I tried not being the one to initiate the conversation and it just stopped for 2 days and I couldn’t take it anymore so I texted again. And I had to pretend that the chat disappeared down onto the next page too because I’ve been talking to many people (but I have not. It was at the 4th bar on the second day.)
I think I feel better after typing everything out. I hope I feel even better after I finish reading this long post.
In an attempt to give us a short break before we start on proper work again, the school made today Games Day for everyone.
I joined Floorball- was forced, actually, because there weren’t enough girls who wanted to play for Terra. And I’m a floorballer (meaning I join Floorball as a co-curriculum activity) anyway.
Then it started drizzling and we were forced to end the games:-(
Ended up having a spin the bottle game with the floorballer girls. Then the bottle spun to me. And I was forced to answer the question “so who’s your eyecandy?”
But a few of my closer friends already knew who he was so I didn’t actually have to answer. They made a lot of noise. And then I realised his friends were standing right in front of our self made circle.
I buried my face into the space made by my knees and did a silent scream.
And you know what? Afterwards I saw his friend walking up to him. I didn’t want to look anymore. When I looked up in their direction the next time, he and his friend were hi-fiving each other.
I think I’m screwed.
But anyway here are a few group photos with the Floorballers my friend took today. I’m the one in green. #foreveruglyinschool
Today, he waved and smiled at me during lunch while I was walking to my table and he was with his friends.
In Gp class he beamed when he saw me there as he walked in. My friend who was sitting nearer to him asked me real loudly if I wanted to change seats with her. I was mortified!! I felt like dying when I saw him smile to himself and I was thinking, “AHHHH AISH IS GONNA GET IT FROM ME AFTER CLASS”
But then afterwards he went and passed a sweet packet around in my row (I was sitting in the back row and he the second). I took one too and it got passed back to him with only a few pieces left. He looked at it and then he looked at me then I stared at him and smiled then he smiled too.
Today is a good day.
I’ve been best friends with this person for 5 years now. Not so much of a long time for older people but pretty long to a 17 year old like me. We’ve been through 4 years of secondary school and now a tough 1 year of junior college life. Yet we are still talking online every single day without fail.
Nothing’s ever awkward. Even when we finally find time to meet up. Everything just… Flows. Our conversations can go on for hours and hours on end.
They say you’ll meet someone like no other along the course of your life, someone who understands you and lets you be the best you can possibly be, and to hold on to that person, that person is your best friend. That person may not be a family member or even a lover. I think I have found mine.
Nothing can ever replace her.
We both know it’s true. This friendship will last, I know it will.