To The Girl Wearing My High School Jersey, It's Your Turn Now

To The Girl Wearing My High School Jersey, It's Your Turn Now

You play for the team on the front and the number on the back.

To the girl who wears my jersey,

It is your turn now. This jersey represents your school. This jersey represents your team. This jersey represents you.

Wear your jersey with pride. Play through every whistle, every buzzer and run through every finish line.

You get four years.

You get four years to make people remember you.

If they don't remember your name, they will remember your number.

If they don't remember your skill, they will remember your attitude.

Every player is remembered by something.

You are playing for the number on the back and the team on the front.

Be the girl who left it all out there.

Be the girl who will leave high school with no regrets or thoughts of "if I would've given a little bit more."

Be the girl who wears her jersey with confidence.

Be the girl who can look back at these four years and think "if I could, I would do it all over again."

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7 Lies From F*ckboys That We've All Fallen For At Least Once

They might've had you goin' for a hot second, but you know better now.

There’s no use in even frontin’; we’ve all been there. You know he’s a f*ckboy from the beginning, but you’re interested in pursuing him anyway. Ain't no thang; I fully support you.

You tell yourself you won’t fall for his games or lies because you’ve been through it all so many times before. Yet, time and time again, you find yourself slippin’ for a hot second, wanting to give him the benefit of the doubt until he inevitably disappoints you. Here are the top seven lies you’ve heard from f*ckboys that get you heated every time.

1. You’re the only girl I’m talking to/sleeping with

HAHAHA. OK, first, I don't actually care what (or who) you're doing in your spare time because you're definitely not the only guy I'm seeing either. I'm just asking so I know you're clean, OK? I don't need more stress in my life.

2. I know how to treat girls right

Isn't it super ironic how the WORST f*ckboys are the ones to toss this line?

3. I’ll text you

This statement is so unbelievable that on the off chance that they do actually text you, you basically fall out of your chair in shock.

4. I’m gonna give it to you good

I cry/cringe/die of laughter every time I hear this one because it's always the mediocre ones that throw this line. None of my most memorable hookups have ever said this because their actions clearly speak for them. Mediocre boys, TAKE NOTE.

5. Damn, I wanted to see you though

Well, you were supposed to, but then you clearly had other plans in mind. So the desire wasn’t all that intense, obviously.

6. Yeah, she and I broke up

CLASSIC LIE. CLASSIC. Sure, I believed it the first couple of times, but don’t even try that sh*t with me after I see she’s still blowin’ up your line.

7. *No response for hours after making plans* Damn, sorry I fell asleep

Honestly, how many times are you gonna throw that line when you’re literally viewable on Snap Map. BOY, I see you at someone else’s house. Stop frontin’, there’s no point.

Again, don't ask me why we put up with this sh*t because the mystery remains. I guess in our own sick, twisted ways, we crave the dramatics and thrills that come from their f*ckery. Whatever the reason, though, at least we've got some ~fun~ stories to tell.

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Thinking About My Future Is Terrifying, But Maybe Senior Year Might Not Be As Bad

Whoever told me that senior year would be laid back was lying to me... but I'm starting to see that the worry is just the fear talking

The school year is ending, which means it's exams week, I'm going to be a senior soon and thoughts are just filling me. What's senior year going to be like? Am I ready to be a senior? Will I even get into any colleges? How many teacher recommendations to I need? The questions keep coming, and I would be lying if I said I wasn't scared.

Senior year is when I just have to worry about grades... and getting into a college. Whoever said it was going to be a chill year was lying to me.

As I'm thinking about what senior year will be like, it made me realize how much my decisions are going to affect, especially now that I need to start preparing for the future. It's scary to think about how my future is going to turn out because it will be my decisions and my priorities that shape it.

One thing that high school taught me and should teach others is that grades are important and friends are just as important, and you need to be able to acknowledge that, but you also need to know which is more important at a given time. When I start prepping for college, I will have to look for a college that will suit me, despite the fact that some of my friends won't go there.

It's so stressful. I need to get a 30 or higher on the ACT, keep studying, practice my instrument and the list goes on. People have such high expectations of me, and it's gotten to the point where I have low expectations for myself. It's not a good thing, but with things the way they are, I can't help myself. I'm constantly worrying about the future, which I know is not a good thing, and it doesn't help that everywhere I go, it's somehow a conversation topic.

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As someone who struggles expressing emotions verbally, I tend to write everything down. And as I'm currently venting, I realize that maybe I'm worrying too much. Yes, I should worry about the whole college thing, but I'm thinking maybe it won't as bad. It took me a while to realize that I'm letting the fear take over. I know that senior year is coming down the path real soon, but I can't control that. I can only prepare for it. I can only control what I'm doing right now. It's the choices I make now that will affect in the future. So, if I do the right thing now, it won't that much of a problem later on.

Yeah, I think it's just the fear talking.

I have hope that senior year won't scare me, despite knowing that it is a step into my future and despite knowing that college is not that far away. Am I ready for it? Maybe. Will I let fear stop me? No, because fear is going to be something that will only hold me back.

On the plus side, I'm not the only one going through this. I have friends who will support me, I have friends and family who have been through this and can ask them for help anytime. I have friends and family who are going through this same thing. This is what's keeping me from giving up. It's nice knowing that you have someone to rely on and someone who can support you willingly.

As I'm realizing a lot of this, I can't help but feel relieved.

Now that it's all out, I'm actually excited. I'm only a year away from graduating, which I know is a long time, but I can't wait. College will be a completely different setting that I'm looking forward to. I see it as a way to learn new things, get new experiences and make new friends. It's a step towards the future that I'm terrified and excited for. It's a lot to take in for me, but it will work out... hopefully.

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