18 Signs You Took High School Way Too Seriously

April 13, 2016

You worked night and day to get into your dream school, believing that your high school career was the most important thing in the world. When your parents and friends told you to relax and take a breather, you never understood why. Does that sound like you? If so, you’ll probably recognize these signs:

1. Getting an A- is the end of the world.

Don’t even bother convincing me it’s okay.

2. You didn’t know what life was like outside honor roll.

3. School nights are sacred.

 

4. And you believed weekends were created for you to get ahead on homework.

 

5. Dating was a waste of time and a distraction you couldn’t afford.

6. Group projects are the worst, because everyone assumes you’ll do all the work.

 

7. Which is true, so you rather be grouped with people who don’t even try.

 

8. If you weren’t the president of every club in high school, you were at least on the executive board.

9. In fact, you wish Hermione’s time turner was real, so you don’t have to rush to all your commitments.

 

10. You didn’t get home till 8PM every day, just in time for all the homework you needed to finish.

 

11. You even ate dinner in the car after varsity practice ended to save time.

 

12. You feel super guilty about procrastinating on social media for 30 minutes.

 

13. Teachers stopped calling on you in class to give others a chance.

 

14. But when it comes to student responsibilities, you’re always the chosen one.

 

15. No matter how much you study, you still have a breakdown before every test. 

16. And claim that you didn’t study enough, and you’re going to fail.

17. But of course, you get an A.

 

18. ...and then college happened!

 

We know you’re still getting a 4.0 GPA, but it just doesn’t matter to you as much as it used to!

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Frances Wong
Frances Wong

Frances was born in Hong Kong and received her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. She loves super sad drama television, cooking, and reading. Her favorite person on Earth isn’t actually a member of the AdmitSee team - it’s her dog Cooper.

 




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