In my opinion there are two types of people in this world. Those who hated high school, and those who lie...
I'm only kidding, I'm sure high school was great for some of you, you know those of you who had a car and got invited to parties and were in the clique of girlfriends that literally did e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g together. I know I sound cynical, but this is my truth on what high school was like. I went to a school that was fairly new so the football team wasn't perfect yet, neither were any of the other sports. It was in a rural area, so not much was around. Just the Publix, which I think came around my Sophomore year.
I played volleyball, I was okay. I sang in the choir, but I was lazy so I was good, but I was difficult. I took youth court, so one Saturday out of every month I spent doing "court trials" for kids who did something dumb. I didn't drive at all through out high school, so I never skipped class or really went to parties. I did have a boyfriend who got to do all of those things, but typically he was doing them with another girl. Yeah, I was that girl in school that dated the guy who cheated literally all the time and everyone knew it but me. Real cute. I had a best friend that didn't go to the same school, so most of my weekends were spent with her and not with people I actually went to school with. I had another friend that actually went to school with me, but while we were in school together she and I had a falling out because I didn't like her boyfriend and wasn't mature enough to just deal with it.
I of course was like any other girl, and had a crush on the "cutest" guy who of course had a girlfriend that was so nice you couldn't even hate her. I had my ups and downs as far as drama. I really only feel that I had issues with 2 girls. Or, well, let me rephrase that. There were only two girls in high school that hurt my feelings. One called me the c word down the hallway for reasons I still dont understand... I know you may be thinking that its weird that I still remember this shit, but like I said only two girls bothered me. The other... well she was the first (I think) girl by boyfriend cheated on me with and then had the nerve to tell me that it was my fault because I "couldn't keep a man"... lets just say that shes learned how to keep a man... or twelve in her life thus far.
I hadn't come into my own in high school. I wore jeans, a t-shirt, and boots or crocks everyday. I was like everyone else and didn't know what a make up sponge was or that there is such a thing as "too much eyeliner". I was quiet, and hadn't found my voice yet. I look back at photos from when I was in school and I don't even recognize that girl. I don't give myself enough credit for keeping my shit together as I should. Where most kids were going to school and having a normal life, I had to almost live a double life. But that is a story for a different day when I've had a few glasses of wine. If I could go back in time I would tell myself that you are lucky. Lucky because there are people out there who had a worse experience than you. Just because high school wasn't the high light of your life doesn't mean that you missed out. College was/is a blast and the friends you will meet after high school will be those life long friends.
So if high school sucked for you too, let me know in the comments below. I want to know what the cringiest moment was for you.