I’ve been thinking about writing this post for a while now. When I pass by a high school or by a teen in a store, I think about myself as a teen in my high school years. I think about all of the things I took too seriously, and some I didn’t take seriously enough. If you are a high schooler reading this, I hope this helps you in a positive way. This post, like me, is pretty straight to the point. So it may not be for those who like things sugar-coated. Mad love for you guys too though!
You do NOT have to be part of the in-crowd. I feel like this is a pretty uniform high school assumption. If you are part of the popular group you’ll be completely happy. The truth is, they have the same ‘highschool problems’ that you have. And, whether you want to hear it or not, the majority of the popular group are just ‘friends’ for the status of being popular. You want real friends that care about YOU and not your status on the popularity pole. I have to admit, I always tried my best to be in the popular crowd in high school. I didn’t realize at the time that I had the most wonderful friends a girl could ask for without being popular.
THANK your parents as much as you can. Your parents go above and beyond for you; especially during the high school years. Don’t be a little brat like to the majority of high schoolers. From the sports, costs, driving, and everything else parents do for their high school kids, the least they deserve is a thank you.
Be you. Trying to be someone else isn’t being true to yourself. Be who you want to be. People will appreciate you more.
Don’t obsess over someone who doesn’t treat you like the world. I feel like almost every girl does this at some point in high school. Dating the guy (ahem jerk) that only wants you around when it is convenient for him. Girl. FORGET THAT GUY. It isn’t worth getting your heart broken over and over and over….and over again. I know it is hard, but you are way better off without them.
Take care of your skin!! You only get one skin. Please, please, please don’t lay-out without sunscreen. Don’t go to the tanning bed. Wear Sunscreen every chance you get. You will thank me when you’re 30. If you can, invest in GOOD skincare….not makeup wipes as a cleanser. Again, you will thank me when you’re 30. Always take off your makeup. Did you know that each night you sleep with your makeup on, it can age your skin? Yea girl.
Don’t take things too seriously. For example, If you hear someone talking about your outfit…so what?? You like it? You wear it. Don’t let someone else’s rude and nasty behavior affect how you think of yourself. In the end, they are the ones that look stupid.
Don’t be a bully! You have no right to make fun of another person. Before you say or do something, think about how it would make you feel if someone said or did that to you. Being a bully is the worst kind of ugly.
Don’t be scared to stand your ground. Always, always, always be a kind person to everyone you meet. That being said, don’t be too kind. Always stand up for yourself if you need to. Never be scared to stand your ground.
Don’t waste time comparing yourself to the “prettiest girl in school”. You may not see it now, but YOU are beautiful too. Comparing yourself to someone else is a complete waste of time. Everyone is beautiful in their own way.
Don’t make silly email addresses. My first email address, I am ashamed to admit, was firstname.lastname@example.org. Ya’ll…I gave that email address to colleges. Just don’t. Start with a sophisticated one.
I hope this post has been helpful! You can read my last post by clicking here.