I never took the bus to high school because I lived only about a ten minute walk away from my school. I never used a locker because I carried all my books in my book bag. I never ate school lunches because they had no vegetarian options. I never tried as hard as I should have because I knew I wasn't getting into Harvard. And school pictures were the worst because I thought it was a good idea to have long hair. In hindsight, I wish I had done all that stuff and gotten a hair cut.
I make it sound like I had a terrible time in high school which really couldn't be farther from the truth. I just wish I had taken the time to realize thing like stupid school bus rides and lockers were a thing of being a teenager and wouldn't last forever. I probably could have gotten A's on all my papers because looking back two to three page papers on books weren't too hard and neither was basic algebra. But that wasn't what high school was about to me. I don't really talk to anyone from my high school these days because we've all grown apart and shit happens, but I still find myself looking back on those times and wishing I could relive some of those prime high school experiences.