The Worst Night of my Life and Lessons Learned
A quote for the read:
"You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it."
Benjamin Mee, We Bought a Zoo (2011)
     This is by far my most favorite quote of all time. It speaks so truly to me because I am a very shy guy when it comes to talking to a girl I have a crush on - that is, if I was able to talk to girls. Last night my school held the 19th annual Swing Central dance at the local country club. The Swing Central dance is basically a big fundraiser for the Jazz band program. To give you an idea of what it looks like, everyone dances with their partner on the open floor while the band plays different types of jazz.

     That is everyone... but me. This year marks the second year of me wasting away at my supposed-to-be-fun teen years. Both this year and last year I spent the entire night at the dance just leaning against the doorway watching all my other fellow students dancing and having fun. It was really hard to stand there and watch, knowing that they were all having the time of their lives while I stood by and did nothing with nobody. The reason I kept on standing there and didn't leave was because I wanted to punish myself for not going in onto the floor by