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4 Secondary School Habits that never left (+2 I wish stayed)

If you already read My Jumping Tale post, you'd probably think I'm doing a sort of personal educational recap but I'm not. There's definitely a such thing as coincidence. This post has been sitting pretty unfinished till today when during my sister's birthday outing, one of the topics we had fun discussing was our secondary aka high school and all its drama. It brought back cool memories and I even remembered some people I'd forgotten about so I just decided to take advantage of that and finish this up!
Whether you went to a boarding school or not, one thing that is certain is there would be few habits or ways of doing things in secondary school aka high school that never really left you and probably might never do. I mean, it's 6 years as I'm pretty sure there were hardly any cases of jumping .
Even though I always have this nagging feeling that I didn't have as much fun as possible back then, I definitely have certain habits that stuck and I'd be sharing some of mine so we'd all get to relish those beautiful memories together.
My page in the school yearbook. Lol




1. National Anthem in Yoruba - Recently, I found myself having to prove to someone that I am a full-blown Yoruba girl by having to sing the National Anthem in our native dialect. I honestly had forgotten it even existed and couldn't be bothered so I was ready to give it all up till I remembered we used to sing it every Friday during the school assembly and then the very first line came, a few glitches here and there and I was done. I know it's not yet 10 years ago or a little bit close but this isn't something I hear every other day so it was quite surprising. Let's hope it stays this way years from now.

2. Class Sitting Position  - Even though I was younger than most of my classmates as I already said here, I was one of the tallest and there's no way a tall person would get a seat in front. It just never happened so I always found myself sitting close to the back in junior secondary school. By the time I got to senior class, I had to sit at the extreme back not only because of the height factor but because I was already enjoying it. Fast forward to now, everything about me is so accustomed to it that I tend to concentrate more while sitting close to the back than sitting in front.

3. Love for brown shoes - Back then if anyone had told me this would make the list, I'd have rolled my eyes at the impossibility. Apart from the fact that I'm quite choosy when it comes to footwear and then brown shoes were relatively scarce, there's Long feet problems  to consider so shopping for brown shoes to go with the school uniform was a big headache. I already explained it in the Long feet problems post but I'd explain again. It's either I find a really cute brown shoe that can't accommodate my feet or I find a not too pretty one that fits me. The struggle was real. Everything cute is always in small size. Whyyy? Thing is right now, I find myself really attracted to brown shoes in a funny way. Not exactly on myself tho because the struggle is still very much real.

4. Food Choices  - There isn't much to say about this honestly because I'm pretty sure everyone can relate. It's either secondary school aka high school (I enjoy writing this) made you like a certain food or dislike it with the latter being the case most times.





On the flipside,  there are two things I sort of wish could have stayed with me

- Waking up early : I'm not an early riser. Never have been and you'd think being in boarding school for 6 years would at least do something to change that. When I have to wake up early especially during the holidays, it gets really painful. I once had a roommate who asked me how I manage to wake up late despite the fact that I was a boarder because she knows someone who also attended a boarding school and is already accustomed to waking up as early as 5am. Not me,sis.

- Always having something edible in my bag : I'm not sure now why this was so but out of every 10 times you go through my bag, you'd definitely come across something edible 9 times. These days, maybe just 3 or 4 times. Priorities, maybe?

That pretty much sums it up for me guys. I had fun writing this and I hope you enjoyed reading it. If you did, could you please subscribe to the blog HERE?

What's the biggest lifestyle change your secondary aka high school initiated in you ?
I think mine was one of the few that wore brown shoes. What was yours? Brown or black?
Were you a day student or a boarder? What was your favorite thing about being one?
What foods did secondary school aka h.. (Okay, I'd stop) make you like or dislike?
Any extra secondary school gist you have to share? Please do. Let's have fun and maybe learn a thing or two.


I always want to hear from you. Kindly leave me your thoughts. xxx



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