It is absolutely imperative, then, that we exercise extreme caution with the people we allow to enter our lives.I’m proud to say the friend group I’ve been with throughout my high school experience has been one that has taught me great skills, encouraged me to learn from my mistakes, and been perceptive to my flaws.” Because of that, I expected to have a blast when I entered freshman year.
Hopefully you can relate to some of these or be reminded of something else that’ll cause a smile or grimace to cross your face. But if you really take those seven words to heart, they can really change your perspective on high school (or whatever stage of education you’re in).
Growing up, I’ve heard adults say, “High school was the best four years of my life!
When I was supposed to be studying for the ACT, I put off all my studying and instead worked on my latest story.
Even though I regretted my lack of preparation on test day, I still had some comfort in knowing I was using my abilities in a different outlet, with different benefits.
Why else are study groups so common in preparation for finals?
If high school has taught me something, it’s that our friends and the people we surround ourselves with have a tremendous influence on our own beliefs and actions.
Before you get caught up in the whirlwind of excitement and nervousness surrounding the big day, it’s good to take some time and reflect on the past four years of your life. A good reflection of high school ought to do you good.
After 13 years of earsplitting alarm clocks, uncomfortable desks and chairs, repulsive cafeteria lunches, looming finals and exams, missing mechanical pencils and invigorating group projects – it’s time for graduation.
While I don’t regret taking the classes I’m taking, I do wish I could have had the chance to make more meaningful memories rather than make more flashcards for my next chemistry test.
So if you want to make high school the best four years of your life, do the things that you enjoy.