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How to survive high school
May 17, 2023
Before you get to college or are able to begin your adult life, you must endure the tortuous, yet exhilarating four years of high school.
Within those four years comes stress, tiredness, friendship, heartbreak, amazing opportunities or change, and obstacles you feel you may never overcome; all the feelings you can imagine are capable of happening–you most certainly believe that something like this may come your way during your four years of high school.
High school can be extremely stressful. Managing AP classes, sports, clubs, activities, homework, and your own personal life can be challenging. It takes much willpower and motivation not to lose yourself in the mess of the responsibilities that come with being a high school student.
But don’t fret because although these four years sound long and awful, and a plethora of emotions are being thrown at you, you can do it and it might just turn out to be great despite the obstacles.
Everything that comes your way during high school, good or bad, will lead you to your adult life, and that is something everyone should look forward to. Whether you go to college, the military, the workforce, or something different, there are great things that await. High school is just a small fraction of your life and there is so much left to experience.
But for now, enjoy the time you have left of your childhood; make lasting memories with your friends; try new things; try not to stress so much over your grades; get out of your room and go out once in a while with your friends because before you know it this will all be over and you’ll be in your senior year anticipating where you’ll be going to college or what you’ll even be doing after high school is over.
As a senior, with only one month left of high school, I’ve often found myself reflecting on my own high school experience and all the things I would do differently. I think about all the trials and errors I went through and all of the changes that I had to adjust to–such as long-distance learning or being forced to move to a new school. Even though it was not the most perfect experience, it lead me to where I am today and the college I will be attending. My future (and yours) awaits outside of the school gates.