The thing with the guy probably won’t last, but your friend will never talk to you again, probably. I was an okay student with Bs and As, but I didn’t try as hard as I should have. Maybe you absolutely hate school but you’re applying to college because it’s normal and expected in our society. You should take your own path and do what feels right for you.
Sure, this might be hard to conceptualize – especially after watching seven seasons of “Boy Meets World” – but I promise you there are benefits to being “not so cool” in high school.
High school is a really awkward time for most people – so if you’re going through it right now, and wondering to yourself why life is so cruel, don’t worry. It is one of the most embarrassing times of your life, and you are going to do so many things that are going to make you smack your head in amazement later on in your life. I was shy, introverted, beyond awkward, confused, lost, and sad. I eventually started dating someone, let them consume my life, and missed out on most of the experiences high school has to offer. Fighting with your parents and telling them you hate them. Letting a friendship fall apart because you didn’t want to seem like you cared.
I suffered with anxiety and some growing-pains-depression, neither of which I wanted to address. I had transferred to a high school where I didn’t know anyone (and the one girl I did know shunned me), and I missed my old friends very much. So, when reading this list, please don’t feel bad if you do these things. I’ve probably done all of them, if that makes you feel better. But please try to refrain from revolving your life around them. Acting like you didn’t like someone just to make things “work.” Why be in a friends with benefits relationship if you really like the guy more than that? I know this sounds cliche and boring, but it’s true. I know parents are annoying and restrictive and are trying to ruin your life. Now my parents are seriously my best friends and I feel really bad about how hard I made things back then. When I was in high school, I got in a huge fight with one of my best friends.
We had the friend “break up” when we were about 16 and we were both so much happier because of it.’ ‘I never had a “teenage rebellion” phase.
I find myself kinda wishing that I had taken risks and tried to have fun while I still had the protection and forgiveness that comes from being a kid.