School’s Out Forever
14 May 2013
Posted in School
I haven’t blogged in forever and a day. I’ve taken on a new motto when it comes to this blog – “don’t force it.” Basically, if I don’t have anything to blog about, I just… won’t blog.
Deep words, I know.
Secondary school (high school) is over foreeeeverrrrrrr. Woo. All I have left to do now are exams, then there’s prom, and then I’m free. To put it in cheesy terms, I am running the last one hundred meters of this race, I can see the finish line and I am so tired m8.
I’ve been at my school for , and during these past few weeks, I’ve had so many people ask me if I’m going to miss it. Literally, up until the end, my answer was “no.” I wanted school to be over with, and I just felt ready to move on and start something new (which would be University), and this is still how I feel. But watching my years’ leavers video (which I edited ), for the first time ever I felt emotional about leaving my school. Few tears were shed, few tears were shed.
I’ve been at my school for . These are seven crucial years as those seven years were my teenage years. I’m still a teenager, but I am much closer now to being twenty than I am to being thirteen.
Secondary school has…
Shaped my belief on certain subjects
There have been so many things that I have questioned during these past few years. For example, religion. I am a Christian and always have been, but doing GCSE RS (Age 15/16), on our first lesson our teacher asked us why we believed what we did. “Why are you a Christian?” Which was a question I have never considered before. And then of course, I’ve learned how I feel/where I stand when it comes to all those thaangs we come into contact with when we’re teenagers… and probably again for the rest of our lives. Alcohol, drugs, smoking etc… at some point we will all be faced with these things, and with the question, “what do you want to do?” See that “you”? It’s all personal, yo.
Brought me new experiences
One good thing about having new experiences is that you get to learn from them too… nice and cheesy. Just talking generally now, everything from talking on stage for the first time, driving a car for the fist time, taking important exams for the first time, going to a really good party for the first time, having a relationship for the first time and so many more to name… the mistakes you may have made during these ‘new experiences’ are mistakes that you just will never make again. Last year for me was a great year, and was also very stressful, but all the mistakes I made last year I know I won’t make again.
Made me friends for life
What I usually hear is that a lot of your life long friends will be made at Uni. But there are definitely people I have met in secondary school that I know will be in my life for a very long time.
I pretty much kept in touch with nobody from my primary school (middle school?), and that often made me wonder whether I would from secondary school; then this year one of my friends moved to a different school, and we are still just as close, if not closer than we were before. Basically, if you are really good friends with someone… then you are really good friends with someone. And distance shouldn’t change that too much.
Although a lot of these past few years involved me complaining about my school and getting annoyed at some of the people in it, I genuinely feel happy and grateful for secondary school and these last seven years, because they are what have shaped me into the person that I am.13