5 Pieces Of Advice You Probably Should Listen To As Second Semester Seniors

5 Pieces Of Advice You Probably Should Listen To As Second Semester Seniors

You're going to miss this when it's gone.
772
views

Being a second semester senior is one of the most confusing, stressful, fun, and memorable times of your life. Odds are that you're on the verge of being decided or deciding on where you will be next year and living out your final glory days in your hometown with your life-long friends.

While this is one of the most busiest points of your life, it's important to take time to reflect and relish in the moment. This is the last time that your life will be like this; after this the familiarity and routine that you've known your entire life will be traded for new surroundings and new people. Although the future is exciting and college is fun, don't forget to enjoy right now. It's okay to be excited about the future, but you're going to miss this when it's gone. Although you've heard it all before, you'll find that you should've heeded the excessive advice when it's over.

Here's just a couple things I wish I knew as a high school senior:

1. Take lots of pictures

You'll use these more than you think. Obviously, it's important to capture these moments, but you'll forever look back at these and remember all the times you had with the people you grew up with. Also, you'll probably use some for future dorm decoration.

2. Go explore your hometown

There's no where like the place where you grew up. Go take time to spend the last months while you still live here to find a new restaurant, store, trail, or corner you never knew existed.

3. Get involved

Go to all the sporting events. Be the loudest in the student section. Join something new. This way you'll ensure that you didn't miss out on anything during your high school experience and can meet new people while doing it.

4. Don't be afraid to be out there

By this point in your life, you should (hopefully) realize who your true friends are and who you want to keep in touch with after graduation. Don't be afraid to be yourself and try something new. There's no point impressing people now, this is the beginning of the end.

5. Don't forget about your family

Your family has supported you from the moment you were born to when you finally become an adult. They will miss you very much next year, and you will too, even if you don't realize it right now.

With the final dance, pep rally, decision day, and graduation, there are so many fun and scary things in your second semester of your senior year. It truly is the best time of your high school experience.

Did you do everything you wanted to do?


Cover Image Credit: Abby Amundson

Popular Right Now

I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

Sorry, not sorry.

32768
views

Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

Why Passion Leads To Success

Success is based on what a person wants to accomplish and the journey they take to accomplishing their goals.

67
views

Passion is extremely important to a person's success. I think success is when a person is happy and content with their life and they have the career they have dreamed of and they make the right amount of money to live the way they want. I also think it is that a person meeting their goals and taking advantage of opportunities in their lives to better themselves is important to become successful. Success for an individual is usually based on their goals in life and the passions they have for certain subjects and career choices.

Kids always are forced into doing what their parents want and high school pressures kids to go to college way too much. I chose the path to go to college, but it is not the only option or always the right one. All people are different and they all have different interests, and that is the key point to their success. People have plenty of hobbies they enjoy, but they are always certain subjects and activities that people are passionate about. After graduation, the options are endless, because there are jobs a person can advance in to become a top employee in the company. A person can also go to all kinds of schools such as college, trade schools, tech school, beauty school, dental school, and so many more. A person can also join the military and serve their country while trying to find a career to enjoy in the military, so they have options after their service. Some people cannot handle the military, college, or trade school and there is nothing wrong with that. The journey a person takes and the goals they achieve cannot be rushed, but takes hard work on finding out what makes you happy and what makes goals achievable.

I know some people that are still trying to find their passion in their early twenties and there is nothing wrong with that. Some people are having kids or getting married, while others are achieving some goals or getting into trouble. The point is everyone is in a different place and have a different journey as they attempt to find out their passion. An important quote to me comes from Walt Payton. Payton was a running back for the Chicago Bears in the 1970s and his quote was "If you're good at something you'll tell everyone, but if you're great at something they'll tell you." This quote is important because usually if an individual is great at something and people tell you, then a person will likely fall in love with that activity. People love to be complimented and hear positive comments about themselves to boost their self-confidence. People perform their best at the subjects that they care about and have a passion for, but they also need the praise and support from the people around them to push them to be their very best. This is how I found my passion, but some people will stumble on it themselves. I started writing papers for English classes and computer classes in high school and my first year of college. I enjoyed having the freedom to write about what I wanted and being recognized for that made me feel confident so I decided to major to become a journalist. I never imagined that I would become a journalist, but that turned out to be something I loved doing and I continue working hard to improve my writing skills.

Society judges a person's every move and they peer pressure many people into feeling they have to make all the money they can or they have to go to college to be successful. I know people that have not attended college and they are making good money at their job and enjoying what they do. I know some friends who go to trade schools or are getting certificates to establish their career. The best thing America offers an individual is the ability to have the power to choose your career based on personal interests and skills a person possesses to make themselves content with their lives. People should take advantage of the opportunities around them and try to do their best in their profession. People do not live forever, but their work and impact they leave around them are important, so people should make the best of their life and find their passion.

Passion is important for every human to find, but do not rush your life or career, because people will find their passion at all different ages and periods in their lives. Young adults should enjoy their lives and have fun with their peers as they find their passion and set their goals to become the best they can be in their career. I have seen people of all ages in my college classes; Kids from high school, young adults, and even adults in their thirties to sixties. This proves people can change their current situation any time they want and find their passion at any age. People need to get more confidence in themselves and put their best effort into every aspect of their lives, so they can be happy and successful. Life is all about what a persons makes it because they are in control of their destiny, but they must find their passion and capitalize on their opportunities.

Related Content

Facebook Comments