Transitioning from HS to College Pt.1 | Relationships: The Beginning

**DISCLAIMER: this is just a background story of my relationship in HS/College, more to come later.**

Hey guys, I wanted to start the “Back to School” segment with a topic we might all be familiar with since we’re going to be starting school in less than a month or so. This post will be about relationships (if you couldn’t tell from the title above lol). I’ve been through a relationship during my Senior year of HS while it transitioned into my first semester of college. I’m going to give y’all a little background story. So in my Junior year of HS, I transferred from one small all-girl school to an outrageously bigger one. I had a major crush on this guy, Alec*, from the HS next door, and since my old school didn’t have much contact with other boys from other schools, I didn’t have any crushes since middle school (excluding from celebs). I don’t know what came over me but when I looked at him, I felt tingles. Weird feelings that I have never felt before in my life; and it scared the living crap out of me.

By the time I had realized I was falling for this handsome tall drink of mocha frappe, we were pretty good friends. I pretended like nothing was different everything was fine, until one day. I wanted to “profess” my love to him and that shit backfired. I had gotten so nervous, that I couldn’t say it to his face…I messaged him on Facebook. Lame I know but hey, I was 16 at the time, still an innocent young lady lol. My heart was beating so fast as I was typing that message, I swear I couldn’t breathe. A few days later, I asked him if he got the message, just wanting to hear his response…BIG MISTAKE, huge. He told me that “We should just remain friends..” and that was fine. I showed no emotion on my face but just a smile and walked into my school building..I wasn’t heart broken , at the time I didn’t even know what to expect. I just wanted an answer. Coming from a past where I got teased a lot about the way my mom would style my hair, to how I wore my uniform among other things..I just wanted to know,..that someone liked me too, ya know?

Anyway, fast forward and it’s almost the end of junior year and guess who asks me to be his girlfriend after so many months of drama and torture? Alec (old crush at the time), I had so many emotions I didn’t know what to think, do or say to him.. In my head I was wondering why it took him so damn long to sweep my gorgeous ass of my feet, but hey it was cool…

*Name was changed for the story.

Thanks for reading everyone! Check out the pt. 2 of this post called Relationships: The Middle

Nicole Eggleston