Glee, I mean everyone’s seen at least one episode, right?
High School or, as I know them, the worst five years of my life. From the ages of eleven to sixteen, all I wanted was to get out of there and when the day finally came, I cried from how happy I was. But, now at eighteen and very happily in college and about to go off to university, I find myself thinking back to my high school days. Now, this may have something to do with the fact I have friends who are still in high school and I’ve been watching Glee from the start. Which, is something I recommend to any students because that show both changed and saved my life when it came to high school.
Basically, what I’m trying to say is, I’ve been there. I know how hard and horrible high school is unless you’re in the hierarchy of social groups. It’s one of those things that you’re told when you look back, you’ll think of them as the best years of your life but when you do, you really don’t think that. But you can get through it. What happens in high school doesn’t determine the rest of your life and life gets so much bigger and brighter.
When I was eleven years old and still in Primary school, Glee started. Glee carried on through until I finished high school, it was honestly such a guidance for me throughout those years. I was so invested in the story lines, the characters, the music. All of it completely drew me in. And, to this day I still love that show with everything I have. When I was going through high school, it wasn’t popular with anyone there and I used to get teased for watching it. But, I didn’t care. Those forty five minute episodes were what truly helped me get through.
It made me laugh, it made me cry. It made me happy and sometimes, it made me sad. The music was amazing and it always just gave me so much hope. Hope that things would get better. Hope that high school ends.
Glee dealt with so many issues that we face in our day to day life. From discovering our sexuality to following our dreams and everything in between. Glee was a show full of magic, through the words, through the music, through the characters. That’s what helped me and so many other people to keep fighting is the absolute magic in the show.
And almost seven years on from when Glee started, I still love it. I still look to it when I need some guidance. And, if you’re going through high school and you need some guidance, I can’t recommend this show enough.
I’m so thankful it existed and that I can go back and re-watch it. Sometimes, everyone needs a little hope and guidance.