What does this have to do with writing? I know how it feels to stand by the girls bathroom during lunch, a spot hidden from the cafeteria, so no one knows you're such a loser that you don't have anyone to eat with. Annnnnnnd guess where my main character eats? Yep. By the girls' bathroom.
Gilbert Blithe from Ann of Green Gables was always telling her to write what she knows. Because if you know it, it's true. You know the emotions associated with the truth, the pain, the joy, the fear. And all of those things=depth.
So embrace your challenges and hardships because one day, you can write about them.
Are you guys the same? What hardships did you endure in high school that are now featured in your books?