High School Can Stay In The Past, But Thank You For The Wisdom
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High School Can Stay In The Past, But Thank You For The Wisdom

Hell no, I'll keep moving forward.

High School Can Stay In The Past, But Thank You For The Wisdom

Almost two years after graduating high school, I look back on high school with some new found wisdom. I wish I would have done some things differently. I know that I messed my life up in some ways by not taking some matters into my own hands, but in the end, would I really want to go back to use such wisdom?

If it was September of 2012 again, I would care a little more about joining high school organizations, like student government. As a now political science major, it seems as if doing so would have been more useful. I believe I would have been able to create more positive memories by joining in with more projects and events, while also being able to add even more flavor to my future resume.

I would study more when it came to finals time. Maybe, if I had done so more then, I would be better at studying now, as I face the pains of college exam after exam. I was a decent student throughout my high school career, but I know I could have done better. I could have truly taken the time to read every single book assigned, even the ones that bored me.

I could have maybe worked harder to understand math and science concepts. I haven't really used in anything from those classes in actual life yet, but I could take pride in at least knowing the information. One day, maybe I could have used such knowledge to help my future children with their homework. I know, if they are anything like their mother, they will struggle with it also.

I would have taken control of my health sooner. I've faced mental health struggles for the past half of my life, and I only took the time to find professional health in the past six months. I was always afraid of being told that my problems were nothing or, maybe worse, that I was actually full out crazy. I feared the unknown, of what mental health care actually meant.

I now know that it is not as scary as I thought it was and that I can actually meet some professionals that can change my life even more than I ever imagined. Nobody has ever dared to say that I was overreacting or that I was completely a lost cause. Maybe everything has not gone to plan in my journey, but I know I am on the right path.

I would have spent more time with friends. I would have taken more pictures of them as they smiled and laughed, so that I could have those clear memories as I find myself far away from them. Time cannot hurt photos like it seems to have done to my mind. I would have told them every day how much they meant to me, so I know that they never questioned it.

With all of these wishes in mind though, I would decline the opportunity to restart high school. I am wiser with such knowledge and I can use it to improve my future. I do not need to go back and change my past to feel okay with who I am.

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