When I started high school, I had all of these expectations for what would happen. I blame movies because they gave us a really unrealistic view for how things would go. Fortunately, high school was pretty good to me unlike some of my friends who have horror stories about their school experience.
You think seniors are going to be crazy scary, but they’re not so bad. You think being good at school will make you a total loser, but people are actually impressed. Cliques exist, but they’re not at all the way they seem in movies or TV. They’re just a group of people you hang out with.
Here are 7 things you think will happen in high school, but they won’t:
Cheerleaders Rule The School
I don't know how this idea started, but it's not true. I was a cheerleader and all of us were in different groups. We didn't walk around in packs or wear our uniforms every day. Every cheerleader I've known in my life was the same way!
You'll Stay Friends With The Same People
I came out of high school with some of the same friends I went in with. But honestly, people change. You might not be friends with the same group by graduation.
You Won't Care About School
I'm sure there are some people who don't give a panda's butt about school, but mostly everyone cares about getting through high school with decent grades. I mean, the whole point is to get into college, which you need decent grades to do.
Every Clique Is Exclusive
I hate the term clique because I never considered my friend group one. We were just friends who liked to hang out. But in school, you don't really have the stereotypical cliques like the jocks, the emo kids, the mean girls. It's not like the movies, you guys!
Now, peer pressure DOES happen. Quite frequently, too. But typically, responding to peer pressure with a "No thanks" really does get people off your back and no one cares that much. You don't want to drink or do drugs? Cool.
Seniors Will Hate You When You're An Underclassman
Seniors aren't that scary, seriously. They're dealing with the same struggles and worries as everyone else, except worse because they're one step closer to college. Seniors can be really nice and helpful!
You'll Know What You Want To Do With Your Life
You may think you want to be a marine biologist until you realize how much science and math is involved, which you recently discovered you are not that great at. It's okay! You're going to change your mind and career path approximately one million and a half times before you figure out what you're going to do. I wanted to be a weather woman.
Do you agree with these? Have any of these things actually happened to you? What were your high school expectations? Tell us in the comments!