I have only been out of high school for 3 short months, but in those months I have learned more about myself and others more than I ever have in my entire life. I know some might not agree, this is just what life has taught me since I have been out of high school.
1. You get to sleep in, on the days others are at school.
I mean, of course you have a job to wake up to and college, but it feels so good when you're off on a weekday and you wake up at 11 and think to yourself, "Ha, everyone else is at school!"
2. You have more freedom.
The older you get the more freedom you get, but after you graduate it's like, "Hey mom and dad I'm going to the mall." and sometimes they don't even hear what you say.
3. You have more opportunities.
Most people will expect you do go out and get a job or go straight into college, but you don't always have to do that. There will be opportunities, especially because you graduated, that others might not have and you should go for them.
4. Your circle gets smaller.
Sometimes that's not always a good thing to some people. The way I look at it, the smaller it gets, the more you realize who is really there for you and who isn't.
5. Most of all, you learn more about the real world.
Family, friends, bills, God, etc. I don't know why, but you just start realizing how important and how not important some things really are. People will stab you in the back, others will help you succeed in life. Bills have to be paid and the bible needs to be read.