5 December, 2021
High school marks the beginning of the teenager’s transition into a young adult. It’s a period in which everyone is socially awkward; your body changes alongside your emotions, friends and schoolwork. If you know what to anticipate, you can have some of the best moments of your life during high school.
“Tell me who your friends are, I’ll tell you who you are.”
This quote could not be more accurate. Your friends and social life shape who you are and will become. You might believe that those who everyone thinks are “cool” or “popular” are just that. As it turns out, this is not always the case. That does not suggest there aren’t a few famous students who are also cool, intriguing and enjoyable to be around.
However, don’t try to change who you are or what you believe in, hanging around with individuals you think are “cool.” Stay true to yourself and your sincere friends. They will be there for you much longer in the future than the temporary “cool” friends.
High school is when you begin to realize that not all teachers are out to “get you.” Some of them are actually pretty cool, and high school is the point at which they start treating you like the adults you are becoming. It’s mature to maintain cordial relationships with the ones you enjoy and look up to. Those relationships can actually benefit you in the long run. You can always return to them for assistance and advice, and maybe even a college recommendation letter.
No one will ever regret working hard. Often, amid an all-nighter, you may begin to wonder if all of your efforts will ever be rewarded. It certainly will! All-nighters are exhausting. It’s not fun to be overburdened with work. What’s enjoyable is the end result and the great sense of accomplishment that comes with it. That being said, if you’re pulling more than one all-nighter per semester, you need to focus on your time management skills.
Yes, grades do matter. Having said that, you’re unlikely to obtain consecutive A’s for the entire four years. If you stumble, remind yourself, “It’s only one grade, one class, one year of school.” Then get back up, shake off the gloom and redouble your efforts to make it up on the next exam.
Time management will be essential to your success in high school and beyond. So begin by using to-do lists or calendars. The most excellent part about making to-do lists and using calendars is that they don’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. The second best thing is that these lists can significantly improve your efficiency and output. Seeing a list of everything you need to do visually helps you realize how much there is. That’s when you can start paying attention to not only how much spare time you actually have but also to who you want to spend it with.
High school can be difficult, but it can also be the most fun you’ll have in your teenage years. Just keep being true to yourself, and you’ll be alright. Find a good group of friends and become involved in things you find interesting. As Kevin Atlas says, you just need to believe in yourself.
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A student at Naseem International School. Independent and determined. I am curious and love to explore and discover new things. My curiosity, helped me gain new knowledge, and is the main factor in building my personality. As an extrovert, I love communicating & meeting new people.