Today I'm sharing some advice for all of those starting high school, going back to high school or even as a Freshman in college.
If I could go back, knowing what I know now, I would tell my younger self, don't worry so much! I worried about everything, friends, school, after school activities, you name it I worried about it. Life will still go on, and the world will in fact not end.
Speaking of worrying, I wanted everything to be perfect all the time. I didn't want to skip any school. My parents almost begged me to relax and take a day off, of course I never would. Everything doesn't need to be perfect, if something isn't right, there is no need to lose sleep over it. Life goes on, and no one will remember it next week.
Participate in school activities. You might not think you are a participator, but do it, nothing is better than getting ready for a dance or a football game and having no worries other than seeing friends and hanging out, talking about boys/girls and just having fun.
Do things in groups. Yes you might have a boyfriend or girlfriend, but most likely you are not going to be with that person in 5 years or married to that person. Except a select few of course, which I find amazing. So don't segregate yourself from your friends just because you have someone else. Remember who was there before that person and you want those same people to be there if you don't make it.
Last but not least, be yourself. Don't try to be who you think other people want you to be. There are people out there that will like you for who you are. I still talk to all of my core group of friends from high school. We might go years between seeing each other, but when we do get together it's like no time has passed. So be yourself, find your group of friends and have fun!
Most of these girls I have known for 24 years, and the one of them I've known for over 30...crazy right?
What would you tell your younger self?
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