This Isn’t High School
What does that even mean? To put it simply, it’s from a song by Brand New. When I was trying to come up with a name for this website way back in 2009, I was trying to base it on what I was going to be writing about. Since I was trying to get over getting dumped and because I’m an emo kid at heart, I always think of song lyrics when thinking about things like that. In fact, in the early days, every blog post title was a song lyrics.
Originally the line, “back in school they never taught us what we needed to know, like how to deal with despair, or someone breaking your heart” popped into my head. The only problem is that’s a little too long for a website name. After thinking some more, I remembered Brand New had another song that repeated the line, “this isn’t high school” over and over. I thought it fit and bam, there’s the title.
The other version of the story is I’m obsessed with growing up and constantly think I’m still in high school. At least until my kid poops on me. Then I remember this isn’t high school.