5 Things You Miss When You Graduate From High School
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5 Things You Miss When You Graduate From High School

I have learned to appreciate the great experiences I had in high school.

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5 Things You Miss When You Graduate From High School
Madalyn Hintz

I am a firm believer that the saying, "Your time in high school will be the best four years of your life," is completely false. I mean, you're telling me that the best years of my life are going to be summed up with stressing over ACT scores and bad school lunches? However, although I couldn't wait to leave high school and start the next chapter of my life, I am realizing there are some aspects of high school that I definitely miss.

1. Homecoming/Prom

Okay, so even though I got to go to homecoming after I graduated year because my boyfriend is a senior in high school, I definitely miss the fun of homecoming week. Going back to the dance was definitely not as great as it would have been had I been able to participate in the excitement of homecoming week. We all will miss the great times of spending time and acting crazy with your best friends at homecoming and prom. Let's face it, we're probably never going to be able to experience dancing with our closest friends in formal attire again until our weddings.

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2. Extracurricular Activities

Whether you were involved in sports, clubs, fine arts, etc. at your high school, there's a good chance you are realizing just how much you are missing doing what you love. I complained a lot about meetings for certain clubs that would interrupt my lunch time, but now I would love to go back and sit through another meeting! I was also involved in theatre and speech, and I have not performed since I graduated, so I have been struggling with missing doing what I love with my very best friends.

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3. Spending Time With Your Best Friends

One of the hardest transitions when I got out of high school was realizing that I would not be able to spend as much time with my friends as I did in my high school years. From going out to eat for lunch, having bonfires in the fall, to talking about how much we hate the classes we're in, I wish I could go back to one of those moments just one more time. I love the new friends I have made at college, but there's nothing that could beat the bond you have with the people you grew up alongside.

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4. Your Favorite Teacher(s)

We all had those teachers that made coming to school a little less miserable. There are several teachers at my high school that I either became close to or just thoroughly enjoyed learning in their class, and I have began to miss them quite a lot. Whether it be being in their class, talking to them about life, asking them for advice, etc., I learned I never really appreciated how great my favorite teachers really were.

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5. Being Carefree

Now I know that we all had responsibilities in high school, but once you graduate, you get a taste of the real world. I used to have insane amounts of free time (whenever I didn't have rehearsal or a meeting) and now I feel like I have no time whatsoever. Whether it's from school work or from daily responsibilities, the days seem to be much shorter, and I find myself struggling to work against time.

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High school was not the best time of my life by any means, but I have realized to appreciate my time there and to be grateful for the amazing experiences I had.

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