Three things that I thought would happen at high school but didn’t.

As I enter the last 40 days of my high school life, I have come to the sad realisation that I am never going to make out with Heath Ledger circa 1999. Here is a list of other things that never happened during high school:

1. I would attend a party that was as crazy as Bogey Lowenstein’s. 

Bogey Lowenstein's Party, 10 Things I Hate About You

Bogey Lowenstein: The name given to all good party hosts since 1999

I had thought that, upon turning the ripe old age of thirteen and attending high school, I make an automatic transition into spending my weekends at out-of-control parties, getting utterly wasted and hooking up with strange boys. In fact, the only party I attended in during year eight was to celebrate the thirteenth birthday of my friend Ashleigh. Her mum treated us to facials made out of yoghurt and avocado while we talked about music exams and what lollies we were going to eat.

2. Some insanely handsome Romeo-type would sweep me off my feet and we would stay together forever. 

Could not have been further from the truth. I NEVER HAD A HIGH SCHOOL BOYFRIEND.

I recently found a diary that I had written when I was eleven. Inside was a series of deadlines for the upcoming years. To name a few:
First Kiss/Boyfriend – 12 years old
First Looong Relationship – 14 years old (lasts until the end of high school)

I apologise to my 11-year-old self. I hadn’t done so much as kiss a boy until the age of sixteen, and I can tell you that it did not end in a relationship. This was, in part, due to the kissing incident, but I digress. Eleven year old self, READ: YOU WON’T HAVE A BOYFRIEND, BUT THIS IS NOT A TRAGEDY. Far from it. I had – and still have – a heap of wonderful friends of the male and female variety, but I just didn’t feel like getting inside any of their pants.

3. There would be cliques, and cliques everywhere. I would ultimately chose one to become a part of. 

There were different circles of friends, but we never had a Queen Bee.  I say this somewhat sadly, although I know I should be celebrating the fact that Regina George did not attend my school. Maybe this is because our school is small, but within my group o’ pals alone, we have a cool Asian, a smattering of Varsity Jocks and four of us are band geeks. I am one of the band geeks, and you can probably tell (judging by the point made in realisation 2) that I am not of the overly sexually active variety. Together, I think they make up some of the Greatest People You Will Ever Meet.

So far, high school has been incredible. After reading this, you might think that I am some sad excuse for a teenager, but I promise that I will get around to showing you that I have done some cool(ish) things during high school. But that’s for another post.

Much love,
Darcy xoxox



  1. sonicspenny · August 18, 2014

    hahahhhaha this post really made a laugh :)) i’m sorry for not meeting the expectations you had in high school. although i have to say, you really did a great job! it’s all honest and funny. you go, girlfriend 😀

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    • girlisgreenhorn · August 18, 2014

      I’m so glad you liked it! I think everyone goes in with unrealistic expectations… One of my friends recently admitted that he did all of his buttons on his shirt up on the first day of year eight so that he wouldn’t lose his head when it got flushed down the toilet!


      • sonicspenny · August 18, 2014

        omygod! he actually thought that?! hahaha well the films we watch really deceive us with their extravagant perception of high school.gawd i was so sure i was gonna have at least a scrawny boyfriend by that time! and now i’m in 3rd year college and maybe you could go write a college edition for me hahahaha kidding! 😀

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      • girlisgreenhorn · August 18, 2014

        Yes, yes he did… Somehow, despite the fact that I live ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD to where these films are made, I still think that Hollywood films are what my life will be like.


  2. doublejenandtonic · August 18, 2014

    I enjoyed this post! I also didn’t do a lot of what I thought I should have done during high school. I’m about to enter my last year of Uni and most of these still ring true!! Looking forward to the next post!

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    • girlisgreenhorn · August 18, 2014

      Thankyou 🙂 🙂 Hahaha, it’s good to know I’m not the only one!


  3. Louise B. Leger · August 18, 2014

    So far your blog is looking really good! Interesting topics 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • girlisgreenhorn · August 18, 2014

      Thank you! 🙂 This is good to hear, as I was particularly worried that my senseless word-vomit would be kinda boring.


  4. robinit0 · August 21, 2014

    Hahaha this is a greatness.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Chevy Levee · October 12, 2014

    Hahaha! So many memories. I had the same notes related to the first kiss and boyfriend and yes it did not happen as I wanted. First kiss as 16 and no boyfriend until college but well at the end high school is not everything in the world.


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