My take on ‘School are the best days of our lives’ 2019! ♡

Hey everyone,

I hope you are all doing really well, there is now a schedule for my blog. Sorry again for being so MIA in January, it is now every Friday 6PM GMT. I hope you all enjoyed last week’s book review, I really enjoyed writing it. Today’s blog post might be quite a controversial one but it is answering the assumption of ‘high school are the best days of your life’, as I am coming to the end of my high school journey I thought it was only right that I gave my thoughts on this. What a whirlwind, the last 5 years have been …..

I hope you all enjoy this post and leave your views in the comments below, I am looking forward to hearing them.

So I am going to come out and blatantly say it: NO, these days were definitely not the best freaking days of my life! School nowadays is so hard, there is so much to deal with, stress, social media, having a social life, sleeping, eating well, exercising and then all the school work added on. As well as having to attend an institution everyday and listen to people tell you how we all have it easy and life gets harder when we leave. When actually, life is already hard, school is so hard, I don’t need to be told that things just get harder, I need encouragement and acknowledgement. School definitely aren’t the best days for everyone including ,me, bullying, peer pressure, not fitting in to this ideal of what we all should be.

There are so many people that are just looking forward to the day they can leave, try new things, have more independence, lose some of the stress and stereotypes. Leave that all behind, improve mental health, maybe life is harder when we leave school but at least we can all give it a try and put our own spin on it. Our lives are what we make it, we don’t have to be moulded anymore. We make our own decisions and live our own lives. Yes, maybe school involves less responsibility and we should enjoy being a child which I definitely agree with, but maybe we all feel ready to move on, gain more responsibility, have more challenges to face because that makes us bigger and better people. All the difficulties we face in life, give us new skills, strategies and experience, Maybe it isn’t great to be hidden away from everything for so long, maybe more exposure wouldn’t make school the best’ days of our life and everything else father so much harder.

Maybe everything would be equal, some might love school some might love their work, college, Uni, childhood in general, elderly hood might appeal to some people. There is nothing wrong with feeling like school weren’t the best for us, it is okay to not want to stay at school longer than we have to. Nowadays, there are so many opportunities out there after school, that can help change and improve lives, school is important don’t think I don’t know that but at the end of the day you have to do the school get through that to come to the other side with all those amazing things that you have been looking forward to. Education is so important, it is so valuable, we are all so grateful to be able to have that because some people don’t and I do know that. But to me, I am grateful for my education but it doesn’t mean they were the best days of my life, I have so much more life to live and experience that I hope will be so much better and I will get older. I don’t want to be scared of the future because I think school has been this mega easy ride, I want to be excited to experience things that I never had before, to have new challenges to face and to be proud of what I’ve achieved!

I do think that I fell out of love with school, I love to learn but I like to lean what I want, what I am interested in and not be dictated to so much anymore, I want to move on so I can start shaping my future and career and do things I am more interested in. I guess in a way, the rest of this year is a chore for me apart from a few subjects, I just want to get my GCSE grades so that I can move on with my life. I am prepared to work hard for them but that’s because they get me to where I want to be for next year. To do the A Levels I want, the degree, the job etc everything.

So to give this post a conclusion: School wasn’t the best days of my life, I have so much more living to do that will become the best moments of my life. All the travelling I want to do, to see the world, get into a proper career, maybe get married, have kids, I don’t know but school has only been the last 10+ years of my life and there is so much more out there. I don’t want to right off the best days of my life as School because that would be lying to myself, trying to create these days into something they never were.

I really hope you all enjoyed this post, thanks so much for reading, you have no idea how much it means to me. Let me know your thoughts on this matter in the comments below, I love to hear lots of different opinions.

Have a lovely rest of your evening.

Love,

Eden xx

13 Comments

  1. February 8, 2019 / 6:46 pm

    I totally agree that school doesn’t have the best days of out lives. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had so many great memories and things I miss but, there is so much more to come with people you get along with. Secondary school is so dramatic😂 Loved this post as always xx

    • everythingedenblogs
      Author
      February 8, 2019 / 6:46 pm

      Yes totally agree, too dramatic aha. Thanks so much Najida xx

  2. February 9, 2019 / 2:59 pm

    Lovely post! I’ve made some great memories over the last 7 years at high school. Although, I do agree that school causes so much unnecessary stress. Everything is so exam focused! We are constantly working towards deadlines and remembering things for exams. What if somebody was super intelligent but had a terrible memory?! The whole palaver of fitting in causes so much trouble as well. Feeling like you have to dress a certain way, have certain things and act a certain way to be accepted. However, looking back as I’m now doing my A-levels, I wish I hadn’t taken my GCSE years for granted. Love these posts where you talk about topics! Xx

    • everythingedenblogs
      Author
      February 9, 2019 / 3:07 pm

      Totally agree with you, such a fab comment Alex! Thanks so much for reading, it means a lot xx

  3. February 9, 2019 / 5:34 pm

    Great post. I totally agree – school definitely weren’t the best years of my life and I am so glad I have them all behind me. 🙂

    • everythingedenblogs
      Author
      February 9, 2019 / 5:34 pm

      Thanks so much, so glad you liked it, have a lovely evening 😉 x

  4. February 9, 2019 / 6:55 pm

    Lovely post. Its very accurate too. High school was a mission for me but I credit it for giving me thick skin for my adult life. Thanks for sharing x

    • everythingedenblogs
      Author
      February 9, 2019 / 6:56 pm

      Thanks so much for your comment, means a lot totally agree x

  5. Grace
    February 10, 2019 / 11:08 am

    love this blog post! I hate school whilst loving it at the same time, but it was nice to hear your opinions x

    • everythingedenblogs
      Author
      February 10, 2019 / 11:12 am

      Thanks so much x

  6. February 10, 2019 / 3:17 pm

    I can totally see where you’re coming from. I feel like school gets so much harder for children as the years go on as they constantly change exams or implement new rules. There’s so much pressure! While I did enjoy school and miss it because life does get harder as an adult, it was a stressful time and I found uni so much better. I can see why people get annoyed when they say school should be the best years of your life because not everyone has the same experience.

    • everythingedenblogs
      Author
      February 10, 2019 / 3:18 pm

      Yes exactly, thanks so much for reading! Xx

  7. February 10, 2019 / 7:02 pm

    I agree – school for me was not the best time of my life. I hated it. There were some subjects I liked, but the people were not the nicest. I was at high school in the mid 2000s, and there was a lot of pressure then too. I suppose each generation has a different sort of pressure – eg when I was at school if you didn’t have the coolest, surf label clothes you were so weird and if you didn’t have a phone there was something wrong with you (I had neither, so you can imagine I was not a cool kid). It seems like today, the pressure has just kept growing – with social media, school work, social life etc.

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