Oh, High School.
Such a bittersweet thing. I am a Sophomore in High school. As of last month, I am home schooled due to wanting to pursue my music, but I am still quite involved in my old high school. My high school experience was an interesting one… I probably didn’t care about the school part as much as I should, but hey, I do what I can. haha. I did have decent grades, though. I’m pretty sure that my favorite part of high school, honestly, is just being with my friends. We have had very wonderfully awkward days. You know, Stalking boys, dancing and singing down the hallways, having mini-concerts in the cafeteria with my guitar. The normal stuff. (:
I love high school and I miss it most days. So much of my music has been inspired from those times.. and the people especially (; but, it’s still so much apart of my life that I don’t really feel like I have left it. If I had to pick what I miss most, though.. It would have to be the people. Everyone. The people I know, don’t know, don’t like and ones I love. All of them. It kept my life quite interesting everyday: such as the days I would sit in my English class and fall in love every day with the boy who sat in front of me… Secretly writing songs behind his back about him. Literally behind his back. Dang… I need to buy him a thank you card or something because I have some freaking good songs about him. So.. Thank you (:
I had some rough times, too, but the good ones seem to rule them out. Going to the football games is another good part of high school, even though, (no offense), our school cannot play football. We lose everytime, but it is still fun and it makes it even better when we finally win. I remember in Freshman year when I would try to sit up with all the popular kids in the “cool” section of the bleachers. Needless to say, I was always pushed back down to where everyone else was sitting. haha. I was not the coolest kid. I never have been, but I’ve learned that it doesn’t really effect who I am that much; I have other things to chase… like my dreams.
Freshman year was bittersweet. I had my first heart break which took a toll on me. I look back on it now though, and it made me so much stronger. I didn’t know it at the time, but now I see that it could have kept me back from everything else I could have been doing in high school, like making other guy friends. After that heart break, I soon found friends that helped me through it all. As months passed on, I came to the realization that it was all for the better. I knew that I shouldn’t hold it against him when he was just doing what he thought was right. What WAS right. In February, I wrote the song “Sidewalk”, which is about me forgiving Tanner and realizing it wasn’t his fault, I just wasn’t the one for him. It was hard to admit that, because I didn’t want to be the one in the wrong. But in the end, we have become really good friends again. We still are great friends, but I still wish I hadn’t stayed angry at him for so long. I wasted so much time.
Oh, and one thing that has made my high school days amazing is one of my greatest friends, Kaycie Osterday. The way we became friends was actually the best… haha. We had math together Freshman year. I always knew who she was because I appreciated her for arguing with the teacher we all hated. No one had the guts to say anything except Kaycie. I’m pretty sure the first, real conversation I had with her was discussing that Taylor Swift’s new album was coming out that day, then later on discovering we both shared the same obsession with Taylor’s music. It was the starting point in us being friends. A friendship merely founded on a great country singer. haha. One thing about Kaycie I have noticed is that she is always there for me. I’m pretty sure every time I perform, she is always there. She honestly is one the greatest friends I have.
Anyways, thats my little insight on High school… Everything I miss. Everything I love.