Can we all just collectively agree that the years we spend in high school are not “the best years of your life”? Sure, it can be pretty cool when you get to hang out with your friends five days a week, and there’s also some really fun times to be had, and special events that you will never experience again. That said, high school can also be decidedly awful; there’s endless amounts of gossip, and difficult assignments, and you learn some (some, not all) pointless stuff that you’re never, ever, ever going to use in real life. All in all, they’re not the best years of your life- it’s pretty mediocre, most of the time.
Today marked 95 days until I, and the rest of my class, graduate from high school. The past four and a half years have been full of fun, stress, and a few moments that I look back on and think, “what on earth possessed you to do something as stupid as that?” I started thinking of things I would have told myself on the very first day of high school, if I had the chance, and I asked some of the other girls from my grade to share some of the wisdom that they would have shared with their younger selves entering high school for the first time if they had the chance, which I combined with my own thoughts.
Take a look through — what advice would you add?