Secondary school wasn't good to me or for me, not in the slightest way.

By WhimsyKalopsia

I would vomit into the drain outside school upon alighting from the bus because I was so consumed by the anxiety of actually walking into the premises. I would slam my calf into a bus stop railing repeatedly, hesitantly attempting to break it so I wouldn't have to attend classes. Sometimes, during those crowded bus rides in the morning which often resulted in me getting squished right up against the entrance, I wondered if I could avoid school if I just leapt out the door and hurt myself.

I turned into a reclusive shell of a human being and it took me a long time to fill out again.

If only I was bestowed with a reset button, I'd go back to the first day of secondary school and do things all over, making sure to get my house in order this time round - just to see how different my life would have been.

Still, I'm alright now. :) Better than alright. That's all water under the bridge. Everyone moves on; I have good people in my life and I laugh plenty. When the sting of the past pokes me, I remind myself I eventually turned out okay.

Bottomline: secondary school isn't escapades and rainbows for everyone. It downright sucks for some and that's the reality.


Parent shares letter penned by suicidal student and addressed to the Prime Minister

Toxic school environment with lousy teachers, feeling discouraged

I really f***ing hate my secondary school