Since school is starting soon, here's a few things I remember about it being fun and not-so-fun.

When you're in high school it's "the worst years of your life". When you're an adult, they were "the best years of your life."

Here's why high school was actually the best:

1. Schedule

You focused on one subject for about an hour, then moved onto another subject for about an hour. Your whole day was planned for you. And once each thing on your schedule was done, it was done for the day.

As an adult, you go into work and focus on one thing for 9 hours. Then you have another list of responsibilities to worry about when you get off work, but you only have a certain amount of time to do those, and if you don't get it done, then I guess we'll just do it tomorrow, maybe, if we have time-

Not so fun.

2. Friends

You got to see your friends. EVERY. DAY. And then on the weekends too, if you wanted to!

Now? I have friends I haven't hung out with in MONTHS. Some even YEARS.

You really take your 'friend time' for granted in high school.

3. Free weekends

When school was over on Friday, it was OVER. You didn't have to worry about it again until Monday! (Not including homework.) You were free to do what you wanted! FREE TIME. REMEMBER FREE TIME??

(Unless you had detention, of course..)

4. Bills

You didn't have any.

You lived at your parents house. They paid for everything. Food. Clothes. Shelter.

It was awesome. At the time, you probably didn't think it was. But looking back now? Yeah. Totally awesome.

 

And here's why it was the worst:

1. Bullies

We don't need 'em. We don't ask for 'em. And yet, here they are making your pubescent life more difficult than it needs to be.

2. ITS SO EARLY

I don't know what time your school started, but I went to catholic school. That means your first class STARTED at 7:25am.

No one can retain any information that early in the morning.

3. Homework

I was going to say that getting out of school in the mid afternoon was a plus, because you have an entire afternoon free, but you didn't. You had homework. Homework you wouldn't finish until 8pm, and then try to compensate with 'relaxation time' that always ended up lasting until 11pm or Midnight because you got distracted by something.

4. No Free Weekends

Some teens get free weekends.

Some get jobs.

If you had an after school or weekend job, you had no free time.

But you had money. So there's that...

 

What do you remember being the best and worst part of high school?