November 7, 2011

High School Listicle

Why nothing- and I do mean nothing- could ever get me to go back to my High School days:

I went to four different high schools.

Freshman year was spent between two different schools with no friends.

Sophomore year was spent at one school with one friend. (I miss you Jackie!)

Junior and Senior year were spent at the same school with one friend. Sort of.

I never got asked out on a date.

I never got asked to any school dances.

I wrote a scathing Letter to the Editor of the school paper my Junior year of HS where I basically ripped apart the majority of students, telling them they were all the same, there was no individuality; telling them they were all a bunch of spoiled brats who would be in for a rude awakening once the real world hit. I would walk down the halls after the letter was printed and hear people bitching me out, not even realizing I was the author. I was completely invisible to these people no matter what I did.

I didn’t graduate on stage because being associated with that school repulsed me.

I’m in contact with no one from high school.

1986 to 1990 were some of the most depressing years of my life.


  1. I think HS is a strange time for anyone, just based on the age we are during attending it. As you read all listicles you will notice similar sentiments to yours. I believe this was one of the reasons girls called on this subject.
    Truth be told, whoever peaked during their HS years is not making for a very interesting adult, don't you think?
    I always adore you for your honesty. And "envy" your happiness. In a good way! How is your cold?

  2. I can understand why you wouldn't want to return to your high school years. I certainly wouldn't say they were the best years of my life, but they also weren't the worst. Moving between schools at that age had to be so tough. Glad life's improved now!

  3. My most awkward and tortured time was middle school, not high school, but man most of the feelings looking back are the same!

  4. Well, it seems things have defintely been on the upswing since high school. I can only imagine how difficult it was for you changing schools repeatedly.

  5. Thankfully, for most of us, there is nowhere to go but up from those HS days!

  6. I know this has nothing to do with your post but your daughter is absolutely adorable! Sorry to hear hs was so rough for you. :( Glad you decided to linkup with us anyway! :)

  7. What's funny - well, not funny, but you get me - is that most of felt at least some of that isolation. Even the jerks who seemed to have everything were miserable. Hard times, high school. It's like a rite of passage for all of us - something we have to survive to make us more accepting, tolerant and appreciative. I'd never do it again either though!

  8. I'm sorry it wasn't a good experience for you. Thanks for linking up and giving us your perspective anyway!


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