Things You Definitely Don’t Miss About High School

As a senior in college with my second to last semester almost done, high school is a distant memory. However, every once in a while I have a flashback that reminds me of the torture that was high school. Here are just a couple of things that remind me how thankful I am to be in college.

Having to ask before using the bathroom

Yes, we are 18 years old. Yes, we are legally considered an adult. And yes, we still have to ask our teacher before using the bathroom. During a college class, you can basically walk out whenever you choose. Need to use the bathroom or even just walk around to keep yourself awake? Go right ahead.

Dress codes

Are leggings and tank tops really that offensive? In college, professors are more concerned about your study habits than your outfits. Some students utilize the relaxed approach to dressing as a way of impressing people, but most students (including this author!) take advantage of the opportunity to wear pajamas to class.

Eating lunch at 10:30 a.m.

Being stuck in the first lunch period basically meant you had brunch everyday, and not the trendy, Instagram-worthy kind. College gives you the ability to eat whenever you choose, meaning some people even bring full meals to their classes.

Irrelevant math classes

No, I still don’t know how to complete my own taxes or even how to properly tip at restaurants. But I definitely have the pythagorean theorem memorized! While math classes are still present in college, you typically only have to take them if your major requires them. As a communication student, I only had to take one math class during my four college years.

Waking up at 6 a.m. everyday

Unfortunately, early morning classes still exist. However, in most situations you have the ability to opt for later classes, allowing these classes to be a rarity rather than the norm. Every semester, I made it a priority to not have any morning classes on Mondays in order to give myself a little extended weekend.


When my college years come to an end, I’m sure there will be a few things I don’t look back at so fondly. However for right now, I’m living in the moment and loving every second of it.