Hi, I'm in California. I still don't know my punishment for getting drunk. A few nights ago Daniel, Mike, Luke and I went out together. Mike and Luke are brothers. Well they had Pot and, of course, I smoked some. Surprised! I'm not.
Just five months earlier, Jennifer wrote that she would never take drugs. Surprised that she did? I'm not. But I am surprised that Jennifer wasn't surprised! So many kids vow never to smoke or drink or even to kiss the opposite sex--and then one day those things stop being scary. What happens? Is rebellion hormonal or environmental?
It didn't hurt that she saw her older brother and his cool friends drinking and smoking. Jennifer turned 14 in California. Still straddling the divide between childhood and adulthood, Jennifer's attraction to her brother's lifestyle encouraged her to step further away from childhood. Also, she wanted to be cool.
Kudos to the youth group boy for not trying to kiss Jennifer! I know why she didn't kiss him though. Jennifer doesn't make the first move--ever. She might throw herself in a boy's path, she might stare at him, she might take a shower with him--but she wouldn't dare touch him! She craves affection, her body vibrates like a bee hive whenever a boy comes close to her, but she hides it. Jennifer is waiting to be noticed.
It's dangerous though. Jennifer doesn't go after who she wants. She is hoping that her true love will find her. She throws herself out into the world, using herself as live bait, in the hopes that Prince Charming will be the one to bite. Unfortunately, this makes her easy prey for the not so charming.
Jennifer's dad took them to the Sierra Mountains to ride these horses. Jennifer is very close to her dad and brother now. They still talk about this day. Jen's dad can never remember what the horses' names were. Good thing she wrote them down!
Jennifer did most of her horseback riding in arenas. Getting out on the trail in such a beautiful place created a memory for her that she still cherishes!