I’ve been gone for two weeks because I’ve had exams in that period. I’m so happy and emotional at the same time because I’m done with high school. I’ll miss my friends, teachers, and school for sure but I’m so proud of myself that I’ve finished these past 4 years of high school very successful and with lovely memories. This blog post will be about the things I learned during my high school years.
1. You don’t have to be friends with everyone
Personally, I’ve never thought that I must be friends with everyone in my class. I’m just not that type of person who spends time with a lot of people. I’m grateful that my relationship with everyone at my school is really good and I don’t have any issues with anyone. I have “close” friends, who I’m spending my time a lot and sharing my problems with. I believe that no one is supposed to be friends with everyone. I love having a small circle of close friends and hanging out as a group. (Sending lots of love to these people if they’re reading this) I’m going to miss my friends a lot when I move to Manchester for university. I’m sure that we’ll keep in touch and meet up when I come back home.
2. Don’t put off your schoolwork. Revise regularly.
Unfortunately, I haven’t met anyone who enjoys studying and revising. (I hope I’m not the only one) My friends don’t like studying for exams and they don’t revise regularly. Personally, I believe that revising regularly is the key to being successful. I never put off my school work in these last 4 years and I’m proud of that. I didn’t limit myself to revise A LOT. I also spent a great deal of time with my family and friends. So it’s possible to do both. Having a social life and being successful at school is the best feeling ever.
3. Attend school activities and societies
When I was a freshman, I wasn’t keen on attending school activities. I guess within years, I built my confidence and started being involved in activities and societies. I joined the school newspaper, school radio, and a sustainability certificate program. I really enjoyed all of them and I’m so thankful to be a part of them. These activities and school societies will help you a lot when you apply to a university especially those in the USA. UK universities don’t care much about social activities, instead, they consider academic performance. Anyhow, every activity is a new experience so try out new hobbies, attend conferences and clubs. You’ll not regret that!
4. Always ask your teachers for help
There will be times when you feel demotivated or need for help. You should immediately reach your teachers for help and ask them for support. They’ll help you to get back to your schoolwork and catch up if you need to. No one is perfect don’t forget that! Sometimes taking a step back from school work might be a good choice for you and your mental health.
5. Your mental health is more important than your grades
If you are an ambitious person just like me, you probably study hard and aim to get “perfect” grades on every exam. Don’t forget that nobody is perfect and try your best in every assignment. Your physical and mental health is way more important than your grades. Live your high school life without regret and enjoy every moment. I’m sure we’ll miss our memories in high school.
That’s all for today’s blog post. I hope you enjoyed it and realised that high school years are really special especially when we have lovely memories with friends. I’m so grateful that I’ve had an amazing four years with my friends and teachers. I can’t wait to start my new journey in Manchester. Everything is going so fast, I just cannot believe it! I wish Y’all a lovely day wherever you are.