The other night, I read a chapter in Let’s Pretend This Never Happened about the author’s high school experience. Her stories are absolutely hilarious, and I love the way she writes—it’s like we’re at a bar, drinking beers, and she’s not holding back as she remembers those times in her life. It’s awesome. Anyway, the alternative title for the chapter is “High School Is Life’s Way of Giving You a Record Low to Judge the Rest of Your Life By,” and I have to admit, I totally agree. High school is a not a time in my life I would ever want to relive and, compared to the rest of my life, it really was a low point. Ha! I guess things have just gotten better and better since then!
When I was looking at old photos to include in this morning’s post, I realized my high school experience actually wasn’t so bad. Maybe I even liked it.
I was involved with a lot of extracurricular activities in high school, so I was always busy doing something. I played soccer, basketball (I was terrible), and tennis. I was a class officer, student council rep, played the flute in the school band, and participated in the annual musicals.
I was shy and plenty awkward, but I liked being involved and it helped me come out of my shell.
And I pretty much did all of the “normal” high school stuff: I went to the Prom, I took my SATs, I got my driver’s license, I ate pancakes at Bickford’s late-night, I helped with the senior prank, I stole pumpkins (hey, that’s what you do when you live in a small town)…
Maybe high school wasn’t so horrible after all.
Even still, I’d never want to go back.
Yesterday’s breakfast was my usual two-ingredient pancake (I can’t get enough of ‘em!) with sliced strawberries and a scoop of almond butter on top. I also drank a glass of Dandy Blend with canned coconut milk mixed in.
Question of the Day
What was your experience like in high school? Would you ever want to relive that time in your life?
I’d never want to relive high school, but if I had the opportunity to relive a week of college (I don’t think my body could handle much more), I’d jump at the chance! College ruled.