I’m proud to say the friend group I’ve been with throughout my high school experience has been one that has taught me great skills, encouraged me to learn from my mistakes, and been perceptive to my flaws.
Unfortunately, I also know many who have fallen victim to the negative side of peer pressure – herd mentality – whatever you want to call it.
But I also know people who are in every extracurricular in existence, who are also taking amazing and interactive classes – they seem to be really enjoying their high school experience.
While I don’t regret taking the classes I’m taking, I do wish I could have had the chance to make more meaningful memories rather than make more flashcards for my next chemistry test.
Even right now, all my classes are extremely rigorous, time consuming, somewhat distasteful and just all around stressful.
I definitely haven’t been having the best time of my life these past four years.
After 13 years of earsplitting alarm clocks, uncomfortable desks and chairs, repulsive cafeteria lunches, looming finals and exams, missing mechanical pencils and invigorating group projects – it’s time for graduation.
After you walk across that stage in June, everything is going to change. You’ll be reminded of how you got here, what you learned, and what experiences were most meaningful to you.
As another fellow graduating senior, here’s what these past four years of high school have taught me.
Hopefully you can relate to some of these or be reminded of something else that’ll cause a smile or grimace to cross your face. But if you really take those seven words to heart, they can really change your perspective on high school (or whatever stage of education you’re in).