What I Learned From Prom

I would not classify myself as an over the top girly girl that likes to get their hair and nails done on the daily, or even weekly, basis. I like to keep things simple and look natural, I don’t like spray tans or tanning beds, I would much rather sit outside with the sun. I don’t like over the top eye makeup, or concealer (in fact I didn’t even know how to spell that just now). And I really and honestly don’t like spending money.


When I go out shopping and I look at a price tag, I add up how many hours I would have to work in order to get that specific item, and that tires me. I’m very cautious about where I put my money, even when I go out to eat. Ask any of my friends that have gone to a restaurant with me, I can’t order first, I base what I’m eating based off of everyone else. I’m a mess, I know.

So, with prom season right around the corner, my friends and I all decided that we were gonna go in a group, we called ourselves the “Prom Swagsisters.”IMG_9899
So, one of the things that I learned from this year at prom is, you don’t need a date to go to prom. Yes, ladies and gents, all six of us went together as each others dates. And going with a group of friends, there’s no pressure. You’re just going to have fun with each other. I’m not digging on people that take dates to prom, because I had a date my freshmen year, and that is fun as well. But, I just want to reassure all of you folks out there, that you really and truly do NOT need a date in order to go to a prom.


Now, getting ready for prom is a hassle. Hair appointments, make-up appointments, re-doing your hair appointments if they mess it up, and of course, photos. But, hair appointments, and make up appointments cost money.


And trust me, I completely understand hair and make up appointments, you’re getting them done by someone that does this type of thing for a living, that’s all the more reassuring that there won’t be any mistakes.


But, trust me, if you want to save some mollah, I’m more than positive that one of your friends has a secret talent to doing makeup or hair. You can ask them and I’m sure that they will be happy to help you, especially if they love doing stuff like that. So, that’s what I did. So the next thing I learned is, if you don’t want to spend too much money, ask a friend for help when you’re getting ready!


I asked my friend, macyandthemadness.wordpress.com, to do my hair and make-up. And she was thrilled, or at least she acted thrilled. Her and my Southern Mama both helped to get me ready for prom, which consisted of hair

make up

and actually getting my dress on. (This may sound weird, but ladies and gentlemen, it is hard to get dumb prom dresses on and off)

And they were happy. And I was very thankful for them.

I’m not going to lie to any of you right now, I spent a majority of my prom day either wearing no shoes or in Birkenstocks. Always make sure that you have a pair of comfortable shoes to put on, if you’re not okay with wearing no shoes. Because heels suck, they hurt, a lot. But, if you love wearing heels and are like, ‘Homes, I think heels are the most comfortable thing,’ then I give you so much credit because I can’t.


So I brought my Jesus Shoes. Probably one of the best decisions I have ever made, if you want me to be honest.

Or you can be like my good friend Kotty and bring Crocs.

Credits to the very talented Suzanne Koch

Either way just make sure that you are comfortable. You don’t want to remember your prom night consisting of pain.


A diabetics best friend, besides insulin, is probably a purse. This is my biggest struggle I have learned. Last year I borrowed my friends bag, so it would match my dress, but it still didn’t fit everything that I needed. So I decided it would be best to not carry a typical clutch but an actual purse.

 For all the diabetics out there, get a bag where you can carry everything that you need. I struggled with this last year and this year I was just kind of like, I need a big bag, so I’ll get a big bag. And to be completely honest, the bag spends more time on the chair that you’re sitting at then on you so it shouldn’t even matter what it really looks like. You need a bag that’s going to carry all of your supplies, because better safe than sorry.

The final lesson I learned is you will get what you put into it. If you think that prom is going to be bad and no one is going to have fun then that’s exactly what is going to happen. If you don’t have any expectations you won’t be disappointed. You’re supposed to dance and have fun at prom, that’s why so many people believe it to be magical. Just have fun.







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A Type 1 Diabetic teen that was introduced into the world of diabetes on November 11th, 2008. I continue to walk through the path of life even in this carbohydrate and plastic infected world. Follow me while I deal with diabetes, art, and environmental issues.

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