11 Pieces Of Advice All High School Students Need To Hear

11 Pieces Of Advice All High School Students Need To Hear

Don't be like me, don't regret anything.
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High school was a great time for me, but there are something I regret doing and regret not doing. I want to ballpark that in the last 10 years high school has changed into this monster that requires so much of its students that parents just no longer relate and that just lost many fun elements. It has been four years since my time in high school, but as I watch my sisters grow in high school I think of all the things I wish I could have done now. Please all you kids in high school, learn from my mistakes.

1. Be yourself.

This is so cliche, but so true. College really is a place that you find who you are and I am by no means the same person I was in high school. There are so many things I wish I would have said even if that meant losing a friend because I would have been true to myself. I know that if I could go back to high school as the person that I am now, I would have had an even better time.

2. Get more involved in the things you love.

I was very involved in high school, but not always in the things that I loved. College and social thoughts really affected me and my organization decisions. I wish now that I could go back and join clubs that were actually interesting to me, and not only ones that made me look good to people.

3. Spend more time with your family.

This is my biggest regret from high school. While you should spend lots of time with your friends, your family is your family forever. College has shown me that it is my family that has been there for me in every step of my life, so spending a little more time with my mom than going out every night is something that I wish I could go back and change.

4. Don't be a bully.

Whether you think so or not, but sometimes we are all bullies. I know that when I was in high school I said horrible things about people that I still think about. And even though it might not affect you now or it was just a small comment, it affected that person more than you ever thought it did. In high school, everyone is a bully, but we don't want to admit it.

5. Never be afraid to stand up for yourself.

Sometimes I was a bully, and sometimes I was bullied and not just by strangers but friends. I was scared to stand up for myself because I thought I would lose my other friends if I said anything, but now I know that that isn't true. Now I wish I had been the one to stand up for what I believed in.

6. Have more school pride.

You only go to high school one time. Go to all the games, go to all the concerts, be involved, and be proud of where you came from.

7. Make this time about you, and not college.

High school has become so stressful that many students only focus on what can make them look better for college. You are a just kid, do not put this pressure on yourself. Have fun and just be a kid while you can.

8. It's okay to only have a few close friends.

Everyone in high school wants to be popular even if you say didn't, you did. You wanted everyone to like you and think good things about you. You try to be a friend to people that don't even deserve to be your friend. Remember that you don't need to please everyone. Be faithful to who you are.

9. Don't let drama control your life.

There are plenty of times that I can remember when I thought some dumb rumor would ruin my life. It didn't, I am 100% fine. It seems like a big deal and I know I thought it was, but there is no high school drama that could ruin you forever.

10. See your friends as much as you can.

Somewhat sadly not all of your high school friends will be in your life forever. And most of the time it isn't for a bad reason, you just grow apart. It's okay, no one will hate you for it. Just see them as much as you can.

11. Don't regret a moment.

Don't be like me; don't regret anything.

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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.

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To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

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Don't Be Afraid of Changing Your College Plan

It really isn't THAT bad...

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I can't claim to have any deep wisdom on life, but I at least have some good experience with a highly turbulent college career. I started as a game design major in a tech college in Rochester, NY, transferred to a college in Texas, and now I'm an English major at CofC.

My college life has been something of a roller coaster.

But I regret none of it. Maybe it would have been easier to stick to the track I was on initially, but I would never have been fully satisfied with it. Now I've finally found my place and, even though it may have taken a lot of shifting around, it was undoubtedly worthwhile.

I don't mean to say that everyone who is slightly dissatisfied with their major should transfer all over the country and change their major(I had to sacrifice the ability to get a minor because of the path I took, so I wouldn't recommend it to most people). I just believe that if you find yourself not liking the classes that are vital to your major or if you can't find a place at your current college, then changing your major or transferring isn't as horrible as you might imagine.

When I started college I was completely confident in what I wanted to do and what my future would look like. I thought it would be ridiculous for someone to stray from their initial path. That idea led to me deciding to transfer later than was smart.

I think everyone should know that having to change your plans for the future, sometimes in dramatic ways, isn't a bad thing. No matter how scary transferring and changing majors can seem, many people have done it before you and many will after, you aren't alone.

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