Adults often tell high school students that they're going through the best years of their lives. What nonsense, and what a great way to make a teenager upset and depressed.
For most of us, those high school years are difficult and painful. They were certainly the worst years of my own life. Things improved as soon as I'd graduated, and I've enjoyed my life ever since then.
I should mention that I wasn't ugly, weird, or unpopular. I was a tall, thin cheerleader, had good friends, and got asked out by plenty of boys. None of those things made the experience any easier. I've never been to a high school reunion, simply because I have no interest in revisiting that period of my life.
Lori F. is owned by:
Sadie, the four-legged dog
Martin, the three-legged cat
Paul, the two-legged husband