High School: Dog Days Are Over Now
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The Dog Days Are Over, See Ya, High School

High school is not for everyone but that doesn't mean good can come from it.

The Dog Days Are Over, See Ya, High School
Claire Mosteller

I hate rewinding back to times that I was not the biggest fan of, but seeing myself now, I have really grown from my past experiences. What were all of these experiences from? High school. The most dreadful four years of my entire life minus the time of post-prom (that was an awesome weekend). I know high school is supposed to be a memorable time for everyone but I will be honest, a majority of the time I waited for the clock to strike 2:59 each and every day so I could get out.

Don't worry, this will not be a negative, sad post about how everyone should follow in my footsteps...I am just speaking about my experience. I had the greatest friends, even if it was just us being a group of four. Quality over quantity am I right? They were really what got me through the years. Some people are just better at making high school the best time of their lives. I was surrounded by people who looked like they had their entire life together and nothing was ever wrong except Nick maybe not texting Kelly back last Friday night.

That was the most frustrating part of it all. I felt as though I was always getting a load of bricks thrown at my face each week to the point where I probably could have built my own house. I felt so trapped in the walls of the schools, felt like I had no adult to go to when in need, except my college advisor (shoutout to her), and my grades were in the toilet. I was not the best version of myself and I hated it. The classes were so hard, I was unmotivated, and did no extracurricular activities because I did not need to be involved with that school anymore. I was so over it all.

However, even though I HATED high school, so much came from it when going onto college. Since my grades sucked and I was dealing with my own personal battles, I was planning on staying home and going to community college. I did not think I was mentally ready and I had no faith in myself. That was until something changed in me. Since high school was so miserable, I knew I wanted to make it up to myself and staying home would just make me sadder watching everyone's social media posts of them "living it up." I decided to apply to colleges and now here I am at ISU. The only upside of high school was that one of my classes was the exact course of one of my freshman courses and I aced that baby without any problem. I guess I owe it all to the school!

High school maybe was not the best experience, but some good things came out for it. At the end of the day, it really is what you make of it and I did not do that very well. On the plus side, that has taught me how to make college the best it possibly can be and find what is good for myself. I have loved college so far besides missing my family and cannot wait for the next two years and what they have in store for me!

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