An Open Letter to High School Seniors
Start writing a post

An Open Letter to High School Seniors

Do not be stressed, everything will be okay.

An Open Letter to High School Seniors

These next five months will go flying by; prom and graduation are just around the corner, so get ready to say goodbye. Be grateful in these next couple of months because as much as you think you dislike your classmates, you will actually miss them. Or you will at least miss the moments you all had together.

Make sure your last few months are filled with laughter and pure love. Do not get caught up in drama that can easily be avoided. Hang out with as many of your friends as you can, you may not be friends with them in future. Go on late night drives, eat as much as you all want, ladies- have multiple sleepovers, fellas- play as many games as you can, do activities within your area so you will always remember your hometown. Just please do not get so caught up in the party scene. You will have all of your college years to go grow up and party, do not make it a lifestyle in your last couple of months in high school. Live in the moment, appreciate everything around you.

Please do not forget about your family. These last months are crucial for your parents because they are slowly coming to the realization that you will be leaving them for college. Therefore, do not be so upset when they do not let you go out, they probably just want to spend time with you. Slowly learn to open up to your parents more and more, learn from them. Soon you will be on your own and you will have to learn after your own mistakes. Give them hugs, when you are crumbling down during finals week all you would like is a big hug from your parents telling you that it will all be okay. Thus be grateful you have your parents around to help and care after you. Do not neglect your siblings, do not push them away when they want to talk or hang out with you. Throughout college you will miss everything about them, even the annoying fights you get into. Make sure you let your family know how much you love them these last couple of months, because soon you will have to get used to just phone calls and facetimes.

Please do not stress out if you do not get into your top choice college or university- it is not the end of the world trust me. I am currently at a school that was nowhere near my top of choices, but I honestly could not be happier! Do not be so focused on school, life works in a weird way. Make sure you have back-ups and be ready to take on whatever life throws at you. You never know, you could be happier at a different school that you have not given yourself the chance to think about.

Have a tremendous time at prom, your last pep rally, last snow days, and graduation. You will reminisce back to these moments and wish you have actually taken advantage of them, so do not forget to live. High school is high school, it is not a make it or break it type of situation. Do not forget that you are technically still a child, take advantage of that as well- you will soon be faced with many responsibilities. College will be so much better, just hang in there!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments