Post # 1
Has anyone seen that show on MTV where celebrities talk about what they were doing when they were seventeen? I thought it might be fun to doo a bee version.
What were you doing when you were seventeen?
I was in my last year of high school taking a full course load and had moved into an apartment with a friend. I was also working two retail jobs and applying to universities. I had just gotten my first car, an old Toyota, and was on again/off again dating the same guy. I had also finally mastered the art of taming curly hair, liquid eyeliner and truly understanding the value of the perfect black purse that goes with everything, is large enough to hold everything but not so big that you can’t take it out at night. I still miss that bag!
Post # 3
I was a senior in High School and I had a serious boyfriend at the time. I got out of school early 10 am to be exact because I was in Co-Op. I took 3 classes a day. My best friend name was Carla. When I was 17 I was to fly with her to different places since her sister work for the an airline. My favorite trip was to Chicago. I drove a white 1990 Honda Accord and my dad put some flashy rims on it. 15 inches. I thought I was so cool. Also, on the weekend we use to drive down this one street that was so popular because two clubs were on there. We never went into the club but we drive up and down talking to guys LOL. I miss being 17
Post # 4
Hmm…when I was seventeen, it was my junior year of high school.
I had just started dating a guy that I dated for 4 years.
I was a partier (we had field parties in the boonies, haha) but I was a straight-A student, on track to graduate third in my class.
I played volleyball and helped out with coaching junior high volleyball.
I was voted our junior class president and student council vice president.
I took 2 really intense AP classes that year and did homework EVERY WEEK NIGHT until about 2 AM. UGH.
I had just lost two of my grandparents, an aunt, and one of my good friends, so it was a stressful year.
Post # 5
@Mrs.MedinaJr: I did the co-op thing too!
I qualified academically to do co-op, just three classes a day my senior year, and then got to go to work (a dog kennel!) the rest of the day. This way I didn’t have to work nights or weekends my senior year. It was great! No serious boyfriend my senior year. I drove a black Toyota Corolla. My favorite activities with my friends were typical stuff like shopping, going to the movies, etc.
Post # 5
Cute! I haven’t seen that show!
Let’s see… When I was 17 I was in grade 12 (we used to have grade 13/OAC here in Ontario), working hard to get good marks for university, on Student Council and involved with the drama department. I worked at Coffee Time on the weekend in the mornings. My mom finally let me get my driver’s license but I just had my learner’s permit, so no driving to school for me 🙁 I was dating this guy (*shudder to think of it now*) who I thought was just amazing but he was truly a huge douchebag which would come to light about a year later, LOL! We had parties at my parent’s place every Friday and Saturday night where my friend’s band (who practiced in my basement) would perform and my mom would bake chocolate chip cookies for HOURS for us! It was a fun time!
Post # 6
When I was seventeen I was a senior in high school, and I was having a panic attack about where to go to college! I didn’t decide until the last minute. I also worked part-time for spending money at a local bookstore. I miss that job!
Post # 7
Well depending on the time of the year: When I was 17 I was a senior in high school/ first semester in college.
In high school I was dating my Boyfriend or Best Friend for about a year, and we broke up right before prom – I then packed up my things and went to an out of state college where I knew NOBODY. I joined a few on campus orginizations and had my first sip of alcohol 🙂 Then at the end of my freshman fall semester I finally turned 18 and was able to go to a few clubs! That was my highlight!
Post # 8
When I was 17 I was a senior in high school. I was figuring out where to go to college and what to major in. I was on the tennis team, in the school musical and taking some really hard AP classes.
Post # 9
When I was 17 I was a senior in high school.
I was on the varsity soccer team, on the executive boards of a few different clubs and taking 5 AP classes (yeah – I was a bit of an over-achiever). I also spent my one free period every day playing either Euchre or Bridge with the same group of 3 guys.
I drove a Red VW Jetta (that I still own) and was applying to 7 colleges. I worked as a soccer referee for the local middle schools on weeknights and the area travelling clubs on weekends. Best HS job ever (I got to make my own schedule and was paid in cash and could earn $45 for working an hour long game).
Post # 10
For me, it depends on what time of the year it was. During my first half of age 17, I was a junior in high school, and had just gotten my drivers license, and was excited about getting a car! I also had my first summer job ever, at a day camp. During the second half of age 17, I was a senior in high school, anxiously applying to colleges, and taking hard AP classes. 9/11 also happened during my 2nd week of senior year when I was 17.
Post # 11
When I was seventeen I was really shy and had never dated anyone. One guy asked me out, but he had asked my best friend the week before so I don’t really think that counts. I played cello for my church and in school. I had rehearsals twice a week, then I took lessons two other days a week. I hung out at Borders with my friends a lot and I drove a 1989 Oldsmobile :).
Post # 12
@Jenn23: I loved Co-Op! My senior year I was the president of my Co-Op class. My junior year I was the treasurer. I was the only 16 year old that worked at a bank. I was an intern at Washington Mutual and my scheule was 10:30 am until 2:30 pm. I really miss that schedule!
Post # 13
Oh man….17….. I was in my junior year of highschool. I had a perm (yikes). I was in an on again off again relationship with an older guy, but I eventually broke up with him for good after he dropped out of college. I went on a very memorable class trip to Italy that year, and if I remember correctly, I was working as a hostess for TGI Fridays at the time. Not my proudest year for sure.
Post # 14
When I was 17, I had gone through a bad breakup and made a plan to swear off boys and not worry about them until college. I didn’t want a boy to define me anymore. I shopped at Goodwill and sewed my own clothes. I wavered between a new group of friends and being busy with theater, and in my solitude writing novels and poetry. I was a dreamer and wanted to publish novels and travel the world, but most of all, I wanted to help people.
It was the following year that I met my future husband. We were cast as romantic opposites in the play Proof, and it him 3 months to get me to go out with him. After the 3rd date I knew I loved him. Now I’m a teaching abroad, so I guess I’m helping people while following my dream, and I’ve had several poems published <3
Post # 15
I turned 17 in senior year of high school. That was a great year! I worked at a restaurant as a hostess and had some seriously great friends there. I met a guy I would go on to date for 5 years. I did college courses (but they were only twice a week for 2 hrs at night) with a friend, which meant I got out of school every day at 11:15 and had all afternoon to myself to work out and bum around (state law I couldn’t work until 3pm). I dyed my hair pink. I went to a few concerts. In the fall I started college.