Let's face it, high school is not the best time for anyone. All that any high school senior can think about right now is waiting to get their diploma and never have to go back again. Which is nice, but soon, you will be looking back on those days as you pack your stuff up to leave for college.
1. Familiar territory
The first few weeks of college will seem like nothing but a bunch of new, overwhelming experiences, and you will start to miss the routine that you were used to in high school.
2. Seeing your best friends everyday
Sure, you'll make new friends in college, but nothing beats sitting with your best friends at an ugly, uncomfortable cafeteria table every day.
3. The workload
No matter how many AP classes you took, nothing beats the overwhelming stress that comes from 5-6 classes full of boring lectures followed by hours of textbook reading.
4. A smaller campus
I went to a pretty big high school, but it was nothing compared to the large campus full of 25,000+ students that I am a part of now.
5. Your parents
All you want to do right now is get out of your parent's house so they can stop hounding you all the time, but when you try to do laundry for the first time, you'll wish your mom was there to do it for you.
6. Friday night football
You are going to love spending Saturdays day drinking in a huge stadium watching a college football game, but there's something about standing under those stadium lights on a Friday night surrounded by your closest friends while dressed head to toe in your school colors. College football doesn't quite compare.
7. Being the top dog
You could be in the top one percent in your class when it comes to academics, but that won't matter once you're in college. Your high school transcript is relevant for getting into college, but not necessarily for staying in.
8. Your house
If you're like me, soon you'll be leaving the same house that you were raised in. It's a bittersweet feeling saying goodbye to a place where you made countless memories. And don't even get me started on leaving your pet!
9. Substitute teachers
This is a small, underrated one but don't you just love the feeling of walking into a class with a teacher you hate and seeing a substitute? In college, your professor just cancels class when they can't make it. Lame!
10. How fast high school flies by
High school feels like it never ends, but before you know it, you're walking across the stage in your cap and gown. Enjoy the speed while it lasts, because trust me, nothing moves slower than the last few weeks of spring semester in college.
No matter how much you hate high school, you will soon look back on it as not being as bad as you remember. College is a whole different game, and before you get into a new routine, you will miss how familiar everything used to be. But don't worry, soon you will get a hang of things and you will still have the memories from the previous four years.