I’ve got my Trigonometry final exam today. Being in Trig as an adult is a weird experience, because many 16 year olds are ahead of me in math, and many of my adult friends never got beyond basic Algebra. Trig is in this weird in between place, between the bare essentials for a high school education, and the kinds of math that “math people” do. I’m in the process of getting to the mathy parts of math (Calculus 1 next semester woohoo!) but I’m not there yet.
I am also not a foodie. I like good food, I cook, I eat fresh vegetables, but I also will happily toss a frozen pizza in the oven, or eat a box of macaroni and cheese. I have friends who haven’t purchased fresh produce in years and don’t know what hummus is. I also have friends who would never stoop so low as to LOOK at a Hot Pocket, much less put it in their mouths. I don’t have many friends in between like me, and I am often embarrassed around my foodie friends.
There are many ways in which I feel like I live my life in between extremes. This is mostly a good thing, but it creates awkward moments too – like the time I brought an expensive store-bought pie to a party with foodies, and no one ate it because it wasn’t home made with organic apples and butter from grass-fed cows that get daily massages. Half of my friends think my ability to graph a sine curve is basically magic, and the other half very kindly help me with my homework like I’m a cute second grader.
Are you in between in some way? Is it comfortable for you, or awkward? Isn’t the word awkward totally weird? Am I spelling that wrong?