School days are all about being in smart uniform with natural hair colours and a minimal amount of makeup. School doesn’t really give you the chance to express who you really are. On the other hand, when it’s time for you to head to college it’s a completely different story.
When I started high school I wore no makeup and I always had my hair tied up. I considered myself as a tomboy, I always loved to play sports, unlike most girls in my year. In school there were friendship groups, they had their own group of friends that were interested in the same things, for example; makeup, hair, comics and many other topics . Since I was a girl everyone treated me weirdly because in my school there was this image of a ‘girl’ being into makeup and all things that are stereo typically classed as girly but just because I wasn’t interested in dolling myself up and seeing how pretty I could get, everybody treated me like I was a nobody. I’ll tell you the truth, I felt so ashamed of myself and I didn’t have a reason to be.
When I started college it was a whole different experience from high school. I wasn’t seen as an outcast. Everybody had their own style that they loved to show off and share with other people. That’s what made college such a fun and exciting experience for everyone. I thought that people were just talking rubbish but it turns out they were right about how different it is.
I was able to be my own person without being judged and I absolutely adored that! I met people with the same interests as me and they became lifelong friends of mine. Meeting people who won’t judge you on things you like to do is an amazing feeling!
Another reason why college is different from high school is with the subjects you study of course. So in high school you have to study multiple subjects to get your final results at the end of high school known as GCSE’s. These subjects can range from English, Maths, Science and History. But with college you get to choose what you would like to study and focus your future on.
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