Things I wish I knew in High School!

The leaves are beginning to change and school is back in full swing, going from the freedom of summer to the busy schedule of school and extra curricular activities takes a minute to adjust to. It is time to just breathe and enjoy this time, because Graduation will be here before you know it!

It has been a minute since I have sat in a homeroom class but with age I like to think I’ve gained some wisdom that is worth sharing, here are a few things I wish I would’ve known in my younger years:

Take Risks- You will learn so much about yourself when you go outside of your comfort zone.

Do your homework- It not only will keep your teachers happy, but will help prepare you for tests and who knows maybe you just might learn something that will help you win Jeopardy someday!

It only last 4 years- Yes, High School is the center of your life now but in the grand scheme of things it is only 4 years.

Get involved- Play a sport, volunteer, join a club or 5! You will create lasting memories with those who are also involved.

Who you are now is not who you’ll always be- Use these years to figure things out, you are still growing into the person you will be as an adult.  You don’t have to have the answers to everything now.

Despite what you think you know, you are not grown- Listen to advice from your parents and teachers, you don’t always have to agree but they are often speaking from experience and just trying to help.

High school drama is pointless- You likely won’t stay in contact with those who cause drama in you and your friends life. Try to brush of any rumors or speak to an adult if issues with someone keeps persisting.

Don’t worry so much about your appearance- Most likely people aren’t even paying attention to what you are wearing since they are caught up in their own appearances.

Get some sleep- Yes it is fun to stay up until 3 in the morning with friends but there is always a lot going on during these years and in order to function at your best you’ll want to have a consistent sleep schedule.

How to budget- Don’t always blow your whole paycheck if you are working, by putting a little into savings will help jump start your future and you never know when an emergency will happen and having a little put away will go a long way.

Get to know yourself- Explore your interests, figure out what your likes and dislikes are. Getting to know yourself better will help build confidence.

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