An Honest Conversation With My High School Self

Girl, it’s just four years.

But that’s such a long time!

It seems like that now, but you’re graduating from college in 5 months.

Wow, I must have everything together by now.

Not quite, but I’m getting there.

High school sucks sometimes.

Yeah, but we all tend to dwell on things too much and for too long.

How can you not worry about things?? All of my teachers tell us everyday how much harder college will be.

They’re lying. College is so much better in so many ways that you can’t even imagine yet.

I’m in love with my best friend.

That will be a long journey for you.

I’m not going to my number one college of choice.

Your second choice is where you’re meant to be and has brought so many opportunities for you. Stop worrying about where you’ll end up in the future and focus on what you love.

I’m not popular, but I’m okay with it.

You’ve kept this mentality your whole life, but find more people who love what you love.

What will I do on my own?

Be strong in yourself and be confident enough to do little things like have lunch by yourself sometimes. It doesn’t have to be out of loneliness, it can come from a place of security.

I’m afraid of not being good enough and not meeting the high standards I set for myself.

You give yourself anxiety. Do the best you can and let it go. It’s not worth getting stomach aches and heart palpitations over.

I have a face full of acne and I’m gaining weight.

You’ll still get acne here and there, but it will clear up tremendously, especially from freshman year. It. Will. End. Even though you think it won’t get better. Everyone has insecurities about themselves, and these just happen to be yours.

I want to see the world.

You will go to 5 countries in 1 month and want to go back everyday.

I hate these school uniforms and I keep getting caught by the dean!

Those are hilarious memories, don’t get so upset over stupid moments that won’t last.

What does that girl (or guy) truly think about me?

Who actually gives a flying flip?? Live your life girl and don’t care what people think about you!

I go to 7 classes a day and I’m tired.

Yeah…that kind of sucked. Making your own schedule now is SO much better!

I almost passed out in the gym at Church yesterday because it was too hot and they make us wear heavy vests.

Those days make you treasure the rainy and cloudy days. When the pavement is wet and the air smells crisp. You don’t mind walking in the rain.

He held my hand today.

Those moments were the highlight of your day and you go back to them all the time. They were simple and innocent.

What now?

Take everything day by day. The horrible days make you appreciate the busy ones and easy times with friends are precious. Don’t take anything for granted, especially when mom does your laundry. Be hopeful for your next four years, and I’ll do the same for mine.

Here’s to the coming years of our lives and the new wisdom we will gain.

 

Where will you be?

 

Hey guys! Hope you enjoyed this little advice column/poem style. I’m not sure why I felt like making a very different post tonight, but I felt like I needed to switch it up and try something a little more artsy but still helpful. Let me know if there’s anything in this writing that you experienced in high school or worried about. They are very formative years that affect every person. I’d love to hear your experiences down in the comments!

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