Hey all, this post is a bit different because, well, it’s not from Cami. I’m Kyla and this is my first experience with blogging, so bear with me. Here’s ten pieces of advice from a senior.
First of all, get involved. I know this seems so cliche but it’s super true. It doesn’t have to be a huge group or event, but at least do something. This is a great way to meet people and form relationships. It also is an amazing tool for learning some valuable life lessons.
Second, don’t worry so much about finding “perfect friends” in high school. I know this is completely opposite of what most people tell you, but for me it’s been one of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned. Chances are the friends you meet in high school won’t be your friends after you graduate so why make yourself miserable trying to find these “perfect friendships.”
Third, get your license as soon as possible. Your parents will thank you, and you’ll be much happier.
Fourth, stop caring so much about what clothes you wear and wearing makeup all the time. No one will remember that outfit you thought was “so ugly” or the days you didn’t beat your face.
Fifth, stay close with your family. When times get tough, they will be your strongest support system and the only ones who will always be there to love you and encourage you.
Sixth, the amount of likes or followers you have doesn’t matter. You are the only one who pays attention to this and to be honest, people who obsess over this kind of thing are annoying.
Seventh, school sucks but just try and push through. It’s going to be over before you know it so make the most of it.
Eighth, experience job opportunities, especially if they relate to the career you want to pursue. This is a great learning experience and can help show you if you really are interested in pursuing that career focus.
Ninth, keep a coloring book in your locker at all times. You never know when school’s going to get hecka rough and you want to revert back to your elementary days. Plus, everyone knows coloring is enjoyable at all ages.
Tenth, stop hating your teachers so much. I’m guilty of this too, but we all gotta remember that they are human as well. Teachers have bad days just like us, and they really do care about their students and want them to succeed. Show them respect and they will do the same.
There’s plenty more things I could share but these are some of the biggest lessons I’ve learned through my high school experiences. Hope this can bring some encouragement (and humor) to your life.