I never really realized how long we've all been in school until I sat down and physically calculated it out. If you started your education when you were 4 (das' me!), you've been in school for about 2,520 days. That number doesn't include the amount of times you've pulled a "Ferris Bueller", days where you were actually sick, or any other excused/unexcused days. 720 of those days have been dedicated to Plymouth High School. Everyone has a 720 page book to tell their future children, and each one has a different ending. The chapters are filled with stories of heartaches, drama, friendships, parties, struggles, and pages we wish we could rip out and burn. As I sit here reflecting on my book, I've narrowed it down to the 15 most important things (A/N: In no particular order) I've realized as my PHS career comes to an end.
1.) When you're a freshman, and a senior is slidin' into your DMs, he's just trying to make a tally on the football chart.
2.) Prom, Sadie Hawkins, and Homecoming is overrated. All they really are is a big grind fest.
3.) The BFF you have freshman year probably won't be your BFF senior year.
4.) Mean girls will always be mean girls.
5.) Wearing what you wore to bed to school the next day is totally okay.
6.) Senior pictures are a big deal for less than a month, then everyone forgets about them and stops caring.
7.) Your first heartbreak is going to feel like the end of the world.
8.) You don't have to take all the advanced classes to be on the high honor roll and make it into college.
9.) Not everyone is having sex, going to parties, and doing drugs.
10.) Don't stress about that "one" test. Regardless of how you do, you still have a future that isn't based off of that one calculus grade.
11.) You hear about all of these epic senior prank ideas brewing, but no one actually does anything to make them happen.
12.) You dream about senior skip day your entire high school life. You tell yourself you're going to do all of this crazy stuff, but you actually just end up using your senior skip day to sleep all day and call it good enough.
13.) Keep up with that dang Career Cruising, because if you don't, it really comes back to bite you in the butt later.
14.) Four minutes between passing periods is definitely not enough time.
15.) High school really does go by as fast as everyone says it does. A week before you graduate you'll be like...
Of course, there's so many other little things that I've learned over the course of these 4 years, but I'm not trying to make this post into an encyclopedia. High school has been one hell of a ride. Personally for me, I am ecstatic to finally kiss it all goodbye for good. Everyone has different high school experiences. Some wish for it to never end, and some dream of graduation when they begin their freshman year. These last few days are bittersweet. So seniors, let's make the last few days count, and ladies, don't trip in your high stiletto heels on Sunday!