December 27, 2002
I’ve been in school for a couple months now. At first it was exciting and I looked forward to every day. A while ago, though, the exciting ‘high’ was stripped away from ‘school’ and suddenly I got why all the high schoolers look so bummed: they found out that high school was not the fairy tale you read about as a child. Instead it’s just what you’ve been doing all along: happiness, sadness, elation, struggle, madness, drama, failing, passing, grades, where you grew up, where you decide never to grow up and you realize: this isn’t so bad after all.