61 Things To Know While You're In High School
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61 Things To Know While You're In High School

Make those 4 years really count

61 Things To Know While You're In High School

Once you enter your adult life and look back to what you did in high school you begin to regret a lot of things. So, here is a list of precautions/things I wish I knew in high school.

1. All of your friends won't last

2. Some of your teachers really do want the best for you

3. Your high school years are not your best years

4. Whatever is in fashion at the moment most likely won't last

5. Don't spend a ridiculous amount of money on clothes you will only wear once

6. Don't rush to do things like they won't be there after high school

7. Innocence is a good thing

8. Virginity is sacred

9. Social media is not going to disappear so it is possible to listen in your classes instead of being on your phone

10. Words do hurt

11. Your actions have an impact

12. Remind people how much you love them

13. Don't stick around with a loser boyfriend

14. Learn when to stop forgiving people

15. Appreciate your pets

16. You only get to play sports for 4 years on average so make them count

17. Be involved (it looks good on a resume)

18. Learn from your mistakes

19. Just because you don't look like the supermodel all over social media does not mean you aren't beautiful

20. Have confidence

21. Get outside of your comfort zone

22. $100 can go a long way so be smart with what you spend it on

23. Caked on makeup is not too attractive when you walk around the high school halls

24. Start a workout routine and stick with it

25. Cut out the fast food as much as possible

26. Start a savings

27. Reward yourself for good things

28. Start a college journey your freshman year

29. Don't restrict yourself to stereotypes

30. Make memories and find a way to keep all of them

31. Go to school

32. Speak your mind

33. Open up to others

34. Learn how to cook for yourself

35. Do everyday chores

36. Learn how to be responsible for yourself

37. Eat home cooked meals (you'll miss it eventually)

38. Parties are not that much fun most the time

39. Stand out from others

40. Your future is not worth any illegal activity

41. Alcohol doesn't taste good

42. Bad days don't reflect the rest of your life

43. Everyone has obstacles

44. Treat others the way you want to be treated

45. You are more powerful than you think

46. Enjoy your teenage years as much as you can

47. Dress for the weather

48. Be creative

49. There are snakes in the grass everywhere you go

50. Prom is not the best night of your life


52. Scholarships, scholarships, scholarships

53. Make it to church as much as you can

54. Beauty doesn't depend on whether you have a big butt or boobs

55. Swag doesn't mean you have a good lineup or the best clothes

56. You have your entire life to find a girlfriend or boyfriend

57. Don't let one person ruin what you want to do in your life

58. If you want something then get it

59. If you are popular in high school that doesn't mean you'll be popular in college

60. College is a tool so utilize it if you know how to use it

61. Slow your life down alllll the way down, don't be in a rush to grow up

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