To the 2017 High School Grad,
Cherish your time with your friends from high school because when you come home from college during break or weekends your family will want to spend time with you the most. But, also cherish your time with your family before you go off to school or just start school even if you are not going away for college.
Stop the unecessary drama, forget the stupid boys and girls from high school and carry on with your life. Go out with your friends and do fun stuff, but don't be stupid about it. DON'T do things that could possibly ruin your future. You can have fun without ruining yourself and your life.
Let go of your anger because it is truly doing you no good. High school no longer matters, people in high school no longer matter, do not let them get to you. Be the bigger person and walk away. Do things that you enjoy and forget about things that you do not.
Choose your real friends, the ones you actually like, get along with, the ones that actually make your life better. Don't hangout with people you don't like for the sake of their feelings.
Choose yourself for once, help yourself more than you help others, take care of your self. Take some time to relax before you go to college, take all the time you need because there will be nights where you will cry because you're stressed, because you miss home, because you feel like giving up.
Do not give up in college. College is hard I will not lie about that, but if you believe in yourself and you try and try again you will succeed. When you think that you want to give up, take a break go out with some friends, listen to some music, then get back to work. Everything will end up the way it is supposed to be. Work hard, but remember to take some time off.
Make memories with the people that mean most to you this summer. You will meet new people when college starts and you'll want to make new memories with them. Lastly, remember to smile and try your hardest through it all.