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5 Helpful Tips I wish I knew Before Entering High School

20 Things I Wish I Knew Before I was 20

No One Is Watching Your Every Move

I know it feels like everyone is judging the things you say, do, and wear. I promise you no one is actually judging you. Everyone is too busy thinking that other people are judging them! It honestly is such a vicious cycle, but you can be the one to break it!

Be Yourself

To feel and be confident in your own skin is empowering. It is the ultimate key to having a fun high school experience. When you are true to yourself no one else can bring you down. Trust me, high school will try to bring you down, but you won’t let it! Because you are confident and you know exactly what you want and the type of person you want to be.

Never change yourself for friends

Hiding or making yourself like things that you don’t have any interest in will get tiring. Eventually, you might even lose your true and authentic self. Friends are a big part of what makes high school enjoyable and you don’t want friends who you have to pretend around everyday. Friends should accept you for you and if they don’t then they don’t deserve to be friends with you!

Losing friends is okay

I struggled a lot my freshman year trying to understand this concept. I always heard people say that, “The friends you walk into high school with, most likely won’t be the same people you walk out with”. I always told myself that my friendships would be the ones that lasted and surprise! They weren’t. But that’s okay because if I didn’t lose the friends I did, I would have never met my amazing friends that I have today. Losing friends is a process that hurts but it is worth it in the end.

Everything happens for a reason

Trust me as a junior in high school, I can finally say that I 100% believe in this statement. High school is filled with ups and downs. The highs and lows are there for a purpose. There is a reason why you lost that friendship. There is a reason why the boy you had a crush on asked someone else to homecoming. The biggest piece of advice I can give to you as you embark on this new journey is that things happen for you, not to you. I promise you high school is not out to get you even if it feels at times it is. High school is here as not only an educational journey but a personal journey as well. Only you can decide how your journey will end.

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