As a junior, I know the struggles associated with having a lot more on your plate than you can handle. Since I often bite off more than I can chew, “A True High School Story” resonated with me.
Ethan G. managed to relay a painfully accurate account of wanting to run away from it all that I could definitely relate to. I felt like I was reading my own thoughts. With countless nights coming home late from rehearsals to mountains of homework, I feel the same overwhelming pressure Ethan describes and the feeling of doubt you get when you are so stressed you just want to quit everything.
It’s motivating knowing that I’m not the only one feeling this way, so thank you, Ethan, for understanding and relaying how stressful high school really is.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.