68 Things I Wish I Would Have Known In High School
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68 Things I Wish I Would Have Known In High School

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68 Things I Wish I Would Have Known In High School
Katie Browning

High School can be a very rough time, so coming into college has truly opened my eyes up to so many things I wish I would have done differently or known about in high school. Looking back to the last 5 years, I cannot believe how little I knew so now, I am hoping to give current high school students advice I wish I had through those 4 years.

1.You do not need to subtweet your whole life.

2.Don’t let your mistakes define you, but try to learn from them.

3.You do not need a significant other.

4.The 4 years you spend in high school are not “the best years of your life”.

5.Learn how and when to apologize.

6.Stop making excuses and take responsibility for your actions.

7.Be the light in your own or someone else’s darkness.

8.Don’t drive like an idiot, it isn’t cool or funny.

9.Lifeis bigger than high school.

10.Your parents are always right, no argument about it.

11.An ex-boyfriend will not matter in a year so stop letting them matter now.

12.Don’t spend all your time watching TV or Netflix.

13.Keep in mind where you are and where you want to go in life.

14.Bad things happen after midnight.

15.Don’t disconnect with your faith, it’s more important than you think.

16.You most likely will not find the love of your life in high school and that is okay.

17.It is ok to stay home and study while your friends go out.

18.Don’t spend $80 on a Victoria’s Secret sweatshirt, you will regret it.

19.Your dad can see a crappy boy before you can so make sure to get his opinion.

20.Your dogs can also spot crappy boys.

21.You have so much going for you, don’t let one weekend ruin that.

22.Your mom can see a fake friend.

23.Appreciate your high school teachers.

24.The people you meet are more important than the things you do.

25.If your mom is cooking a meal, eat at home whether than going out with your friends.

26.Enjoy your metabolism because sooner or later you will have to stop eating crap.

27.Don’t go crazy with the eyeliner.

28.Also, it is ok to go to school without make-up.

29.Get someone to teach you about money.

30.Go to church with your mom every Sunday.

31.Your GPA is more important than your follower ratio.

32.Go to as many events as you can.

33.Don’t let one person destroy your love for something.

34.There are people out there that will never like you, don’t stoop to their level.

35.A smile is the best make-up you can wear.

36.Stereotypes are stupid, get to know people.

37.Work your butt off in practice.

38.Nothing lasts forever, especially at your age.

39.Putting someone down will not lift you up.

40.Write thank you notes.

41.Finish what you start.

42.It may seem like the grass is always greener on the other side but I promise it isn’t.

43.After high school, it won’t matter if he is the starting quarterback or the manager.

44.Say goodbye to cheaters, you will meet many more people in your lifetime.

45.Call your family.

46.Break-ups are rough but that pain is rare.

47.If you have a gut feeling you should do something, do it.

48.Don’t try to impress people by being someone you aren’t.

49.Kill them with kindness.

50.Grades matter, take every class seriously.

51.Put your whole heart into everything, it may break now and then but at least you know you tried.

52.Get involved in everything!

53.Friends come and go, don’t sweat it.

54.Don’t freak out over the little, insignificant things.

55.Boy still and always will have cooties.

56.You need sleep or you will learn the hard way.

57.Give your parents a break.

58.A compliment can make someone’s day.

59.It is ok to ask for help.

60.People who speak to you negatively about others, speak about you negatively to others.

61.Don’t follow a crowd.

62.Being “popular” will not matter in the long run.

63.You can’t overstate the value of a truly nice person and a hard worker.

64.Learn to identify what matters and what doesn’t and don’t waste your time on things that don’t.

65.When taking a test, start by eliminating the answers you know are wrong.

66.Enjoy your summer vacations because one day they won’t exist.

67.Keep in mind you have years ahead of you, you can handle any setback.

68.Life goes fast, enjoy high school while you are there because you won’t get another chance at it.

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