It’s that time of year. Trees and flowers bloom, filling the air with sweet fragrances and the skyline with spring colors. It’s like the whole world is waking up from a long winter nap. The sun is shining, birds are singing, and best of all…prom!
Or, maybe in your case, it’s worst of all.
Prom has the ability to either make you super excited or super anxious. If you’re in the super anxious boat, this post is for you. (If you’re in the super excited boat, just wait till Wednesday Here are five reasons to make you feel better about not going to prom.
Reason 1 – It’s all about the money, money, money. Amazing, isn’t it? A few hours one evening can cost a whole lot of money – dress, dinner, dance, doing fun stuff. If it’s all about hanging out, do it on the cheap. Dress up in a fun away, go out to a fun dinner, and do something fun – without spending the money.
Reason 2 – The dance itself. Be honest – the only bump and grind you want to see is with whole peppercorns on Food Network. Spending all that money to watch people do things that you’d only see on some raunchy MTV show isn’t your idea of a good time.
Reason 3 – That awkward thing called a date. When it comes to school dances, there’s no such thing as “just friends.” So if you end up agreeing to go with a guy as “just friends,” it’s almost guaranteed that one of you will be in love with the other before that last slow song. Do yourself a favor – save the inevitable drama and just say no.
Reason 4 – The after party. Now, I haven’t been on the prom scene for quite some time, but I’m assuming there are still all those people who get together after prom and do a bunch of stupid things that you would see on some B-Rate Hollywood movie. If that’s your friends idea of a good time, then you just shouldn’t go. You should probably find some new friends, too.
Reason 5 – You’re not going in order to be there for a friend. Even if you have the money, have a dress, and have a date, you might have a friend who can’t go and is devastated. This could be your time to be the best BFF in the world and do a not-prom for her sake.
To be honest, thirteen years later, I don’t remember much about my prom. It wasn’t some magical night that transformed my life forever. If you choose not to go, the chances of a lifetime of regret are slim. There isn’t much Biblical here because, well, prom and anything prom-like wasn’t an issue back in Bible days. But there is this:
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, of there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” – Philippians 4:8
What is your heart telling you about prom?
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