Hey guys! Welcome back. This post is primarily for high school students, but if this doesn’t pertain to you try checking out some of my other posts. Or read this to see if you agree. If this does pertain to you, just keep reading. Also comment below some of your advice so we can all learn from each other.
If you are reading this chances are you are in high school or know someone who is in high school or will be soon. My high school experience wasn’t the best, but it wasn’t the worst either. I was pretty much a wallflower all throughout and didn’t have many friends. But if I could go back and do things differently I definitely would. So here is my advice to all the high school students who may come across this.
The first thing I definitely want to say is that it is okay to be single in high school. I honestly believe it’s one of the best things you can do for yourself. Take that time to learn about yourself and who you are and what you want. Stay true to yourself and the right person will come along when you least expect it.
You don’t have to have a plan right now. I had a plan and it ended up not working. So if you don’t have one you’re not exactly behind because if you do have the chances of you actually going through with it are small. But that’s not to say that you shouldn’t start figuring it out now. Start exploring and looking into possible options. Figure what your good at and what you enjoy doing. High school is a time to really get a head start on your future. You don’t have to have exact answers, but knowing what direction you want to go or what some of the possibilities are will help you tremendously.
Do the very best you can in school. It’s hard I know. We are forced to take classes we don’t want to take. We have to do things we don’t want to do. It can be stressful and seem unfair. But if you do your best now and give it your all college will come easier to you. Don’t get by in high school by doing the bare minimum. Really put yourself out there and excel beyond what you think you are capable of.
Popularity doesn’t matter after high school. I know you probably hear this a lot, but there’s a reason for that. It’s true. Who you are in high school is not necessarily who you will be after high school. Especially if you choose to go to college. It will change you so much. My confidence grew drastically after just a few months in college. If I was in high school who I am now, I never would have had the problems that I did. But it didn’t matter. Who I was didn’t affect where I am or what I am today. Just because you aren’t popular in high school doesn’t mean that you can’t get what you want out of life. High school does not define you.
High school goes by pretty quickly. So what happens and what you go through will come to an end. So if you are struggling or being bullied, just know that it does end and it does get better. But you have to make those changes. You have to allow yourself to overcome it. If not, you will be stuck in the past forever. So keep your head up, work your butt off, and show the world what you are truly capable of. You are so much more and you will be so much more than who you are at 17.
Thank you so much for reading. Be sure to check out some of my latest posts. Be sure to like this and share any advice you have in the comments below. I love hearing from you guys. Also, be sure to follow if you’re not already and I will see you next time.