**Before you read this post, please know: 1) It’s amazing if you’re lucky enough to have had a good time in high school. 2) Still having friends from high school is amazing and wonderful. 3) Just because you were ‘popular’ doesn’t mean you were a douche. This post is about the people who, years later, still live in high school. Still care about who’s cool and are pretty much giant slumbags.
When we were little TV, teachers and movies made it seem as though high school was going to be the best time in your life.
Unfortunately for some, this is a sad factual statement. Some people ‘ruled the school’ by torturing others and to this day look back on high school as the best time of their lives. What’s that all about? Have they not experienced anything since? Was high school really that good? Was being the captain of the football team really the highlight of their lives?
When you’re in high school everything is so tragic, so life or death, so important. Looking back – not being in the cool clique wasn’t tragic, your best friend being mad at you wasn’t life or death and nothing is THAT important.
It’s true. That freak out door slamming temper tantrum you threw was in fact…for nothing – other than raging, uncontrollable hormones 😉
What’s sad, is that some people never get past who they were in high school. They still go to the same places, hangout with the same people and still think that if you were cool in high school that’s all that matters.
The thing is, so much happens after high school. Actually, everything that matters happens after high school. In the last 11 years I’ve traveled, fallen in love, fallen out of love, finished university, finished college, fallen in love again, rediscovered dance, discovered writing, painting and my entire creative side of my brain. I’ve made wonderful friends and kept wonderful friends. I’ve become an aunt and I’ve figured out who I am as a person. My life has finally started.
I’m not Josie Grossie anymore.
I’m not going to lie, some points in high school were absolutely amazing; filled so many firsts and so many adventures. I had great friends, a great social life and great experiences. But at this point in my life if I were to look back and think that it was the BEST TIME I ever had then my life would be truly sad.
Really, unless your life has been unfortunately tragic, if the best time of your life was high school – I’m going to bet that as a human you probably suck.