5 Things I Would Tell My High School Self

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Hey guys! I hope you have all had a great Tuesday! It has been SO rainy and gloomy here this week! Hopefully it will quit soon, so we can all enjoy the Fall weather! 🙂 I have been thinking about life a lot this week, because I will be turning 28 on Saturday. I feel very confident in who I am at this point in my life, so I have been thinking about 5 things that I would tell my high school self! I think that high school can definitely be a harder time in life for a lot of us who are growing up and trying to find out where we fit in. So there are quite a few things that I wish I could go back and tell myself:

5 Things I would Tell My High School Self

1. It’s Not the End of the World

It’s going to be okay. If you don’t get invited to that party or the guy you like doesn’t like you back, the world will go on just fine! This does not define your worth! Just focus on something else important, and everything will work out. This is a time in your life when you don’t really have to worry, and you can do so many different things! The options are endless! When you are older, you will look back and think how silly you were for letting yourself get so upset over things that had no benefit for you. Now is the time for you to just keep beautifully growing into the person you are meant to be. Things won’t always go your way, and that is perfectly fine. It’s all just part of your journey. 🙂

2. Just Have Fun

Seriously. Just have fun. I don’t mean do what other people think is fun or what may be “popular” either. What do you truly enjoy doing? Do you love school? Embrace it! Do you want to try out for a certain team? Just do it! Do you want to stay at home one weekend with your parents and just watch movies? Definitely take advantage of that while you can! Don’t make your choices everyday based on what you think others will find acceptable. Just be yourself and live your life.

3. You Are Enough

You don’t need someone else to show your worth. You don’t need that certain guy. Be strong and independent and chase your dreams without any strings attached. This is the time when you can really focus on whatever you want to do without anything holding you back. You don’t need to be a part of a certain crowd. Just hold close those truly genuine friends that don’t come around that often. Once high school is over, it won’t matter one bit who was “popular” or “unpopular”. Everyone starts completely over at the end of those 4 years. What will matter is how you treated others and if you feel like you just truly enjoyed being you. Don’t be afraid to shine, either, though. Don’t be afraid of that extra attention. God wants you to be the best version of yourself possible and to share it with others! 🙂

4. Take Your Time

Quit rushing life. You think that you can do anything you want as an adult, but you actually can’t. When you become an adult, you have so much more to worry about. You have a lot more limitations than you think. When you are in high school, the world is open to you! You may have a curfew, but you also don’t have to worry about a ton of bills to pay, etc. Many adults would pay to have your life. Appreciate every single moment! You can worry about other things later!

5. Cherish the Little Things

You hear this a lot, but it’s so true! Cherish those dinners that are already cooked for you when you come home from practice. Cherish having your parents right there to help you when things get tough. Cherish being young. It only comes around once, so make the most of it. Have fun, but also make decisions that you will be proud of later. Some things just aren’t worth the consequences. Cherish the clean slate you have, because so many people would pay to wipe their slate clean.

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What would you guys go back and tell yourselves in high school? Let me know! 🙂

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Have a great week!

-Hannah

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