5 Things I Wish I Knew Before High School

5 things i wish thumbnail elegant chancesIt’s really mind blowing for me to know that my years in high school are over. Right now it’s almost as if I was abducted in 9th grade and was sent to the very end… Which I know wasn’t true because GOD I remember wishing in grade 10 that school would end! When you’re in school you don’t really appreciate it, least not until the very end. Thats when something occurs that I like to call the “oh shit” moment. Anyway, in that time you definitely learn a lot, about yourself and the way the world works. So I was thinking and I feel like if I knew what I know now then (TONGUE TWISTER), I would have been a lot calmer and saved some of those sweat and tears!

✿Its not as scary as your middle school teachers say!✿

I remember very clearly from about 6th grade to the end of 8th, my teachers were warning us about the very scary, dangerous, and corrupt place that is high school. All they would tell you was about the drugs you would be offered, the endless workload that will be put on you, and the parties you should watch out for. Gosh if I knew that it wasn’t going to be that terrifying place I would have been a lot less freaked on my first day. It really isn’t as bad as they say, they only thing that ended up giving me a hard time was finding my way around. At about 2 weeks in though you’ll be a pro and recognize all the hallways and doors that you need to get to. As for the workload, if you are paying attention in class and not procrastinating till the last day (or try at least haha) you will be okay!

✿First impressions matter!✿

I learned this pretty quick actually. My best tip for anyone out there, either in high school or college, is to make the best impression possible with your teachers in the first 2 weeks. If they see you are doing your work, paying attention, and showing up, they’ll definitely make your time with them easier! I remember going into class with this mindset and coming out with better grades than those who got higher marks on tests than me. It’s just the way things work, if they see you’re motivated, you will likely do better. Also if it comes to a time where you need an extension you’re much more likely to be allowed one over someone who didn’t make the best first impression.

✿Don’t worry about what people think!✿

I understand this is a really hard thing to do, and personally it took me until my last year to understand that most people only really care about themselves. Its very unlikely they’ll remember that time you tripped in the hallway in front of everyone, or that they’ll care that you wore the baggier t-shirt over the cuter crop top. It will take a lot off your plate if you don’t let the pressure of everyone else’s opinions influence your view on yourself.

✿The people you come in with might not be the people you come out with.✿

Now I saw this happening almost every week in high school. There were groups of friends and they would constantly talk.. well shit tbh.. behind each others back. Most friends that were really close in middle school hated each other by senior year. I think high school is a time where you can really figure out who your real friends are. Luckily I was blessed with the most amazing group of friends a girl could ask for that stuck with me through middle school and high school (trust me they’ve seen a lot, including my big earrings and colourful makeup phases). One tip is if you find some good friends stick by them, don’t be the one that messes everything up over something stupid, you will really regret it in the end.

✿Balance fun and work!✿

This was a real struggle for me. High school is a time of discoveries and having fun with your friends, but its also a learning time so having it balanced is important. Planning out my weeks really helped make sure I got my work done but also let me have time to be social and hang with my friends. A lot of the time if we were able to do both like studying together we jumped at the chance. Its actually very helpful. So please do enjoy those 4 years, but make sure you have an equal balance of everything.


I hope this helped some of you who are going into high school, or maybe those who are out can relate on some level!

Let me know in a comment what are some of the things you wished you’d known before high school!


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  • Valeria Chizhova

    This is true not only for school but for life

    September 6, 2017 at 6:28 pm Reply
  • Violette

    Great post! I totally feel you!


    September 6, 2017 at 8:02 pm Reply
  • mel

    Totally totally true! I feel like not caring what other people think was the key in getting me through highschool haha awesome post girl!

    xx, mel

    September 7, 2017 at 3:13 am Reply
  • Laura Mitbrodt

    Oh man highschool was seriously so long ago for me it is hard to even remember

    September 7, 2017 at 4:53 am Reply
  • eloise gallant

    such a great post. I know how weird that feeling of finishing a part of education can be. I just GRADUATED from university and it has not sunk in at all haha. The advice here will certainly benefit many- wonderfully written dear.


    September 7, 2017 at 12:02 pm Reply
  • Kris

    These things are on point! I couldn’t agree more – you shouldn’t worry about what others think and you might end up in a completely different place than you’ve started.
    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris


    September 7, 2017 at 7:07 pm Reply
    • laurynamills

      Exactly! <3 Thanks for reading!

      September 19, 2017 at 4:18 pm Reply
  • Toks

    Thanks so much for stopping by. xoxoxo


    September 8, 2017 at 3:17 pm Reply
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    September 8, 2017 at 8:30 pm Reply
  • the adventurer

    Great post! I definitely agree with not worrying about what others think =o)


    September 10, 2017 at 3:45 pm Reply
  • Amber Shannon

    Great advice for adolescents!

    With Love & Style,
    ♥ Amber

    September 12, 2017 at 10:04 pm Reply
  • Joice J

    This is totally true, well said my friend! xoxo

    September 21, 2017 at 8:17 am Reply
  • MArley

    So true!! I am in my last year of high school and reading these things I am REALIZING that it couldnt be more relatable. Also that its better to have quality friends over quantity.
    XO Marley

    December 19, 2017 at 4:58 am Reply
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