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Have you ever had a full-blown crush on someone but whenever you had a chance to talk to them you fell apart. You were just too scared, nervous, anxious, embarrassed or whatever to actually do what you had been thinking of for so long?
That's how it was for Ginny. In this hilarious storytime, one of the students in her class was someone she had had a crush on forever, a boy that she thought was just super cute and super cool and perfect for dating, for crushing on! She was a total fan girl for this boy! And, one day at school, when Ginny's gym class and his choir class combined to walk around the track, she found out that he liked her too. Perfect, right? Great, right? Not so much.
Teen dating can be complicated!
When her friend told Ginny that this boy liked her too, that he wanted to date her - when he was old enough at least - she was so happy, but, when he then walked over to her to say hello - she ran. Literally, she took off at supersonic speed, sprinted away like an Olympic champion - left him in the dust. Not necessarily a thing boys you like want to experience!
Ginny didn't want to do that. She wanted to talk to him, of course, she wanted to be with him - but every time he tried to get near her, off she went! It was like her feet and her heart were totally disconnected, and her feet seemed to be in charge. She was always running away, more like sprinting away, practically leaving tire marks on the track each time! Ginny was freaking out, practically having a panic attack because "she loved him so much, OMG!"
She started thinking he must not like her, even though her friend assured her that he did - even still, always, she ran. Talk about an embarrassing story! Her feet were doing the opposite of what her heart wanted to do.
Eventually she couldn't outrun him, but by then it was kind of too late. Not quite a dating fail, since they never actually dated, but close enough to make her regret it. They became friends, and that's a good thing, and, Ginny has a crush on a new boy now - but this time, hopefully, she'll take some good dating advice and stand still to avoid another dating fail!
Today she's definitely say, "I ran away from a boy I liked, had a crush on and was scared to talk to - I was totally fan girling him. It was so embarrassing and terrifying at the same time. So If I had any relationship advice or dating advice to give, it would be chill, take a deep breath, face your fears and look cool doing it. But if when you open your mouth, you sound like an idiot, or your legs beginning moving really quickly like mine did, it will eventually be okay. Everyone has an epic fail. Boys 2015, boys 2016 and boys 2017 will forget all about it; kids, students, friends, teachers and parents will too. Well maybe not, but they will still love you no matter how hilarious, stupid, awkward and embarrassing you looked. And you will be better for it."
Everyone's got a story....we want to hear yours!
7 Peb 2017