This is dedicated to everyone growing up
So you’re in 8th grade and right now you’re on the top of the chain people look up to you and you feel like a bad ass, you’re starting high school soon and you’re anxious I’m sure you have all these crazy emotions going through your head your body is changing and you’re not really sure how high school is going to treat you. Trust me I know how this all feels I’ve been there we all have, take a deep breath and finish this last year in middle school, cherish your teachers, cherish your click of friends because it’s trust once you leave everything changes.
It’s freshmen year and it’s not at all what you thought it would be it’s bigger and scarier people are better, prettier, smarter and you feel like a little fish in huge ocean that’s hard to be noticed, I promise this feeling eventually goes away the more you meet new people and get involved with more things it will start to feel like home give it time. Don’t lag on your school work though out of all your 4 years of high school I would say freshmen year is the easiest don’t take it for granted and get behind already be smart. Remember though starting high school for you is exciting and all but this is probably one of the most heart breaking moments for your parents, they raised you and watched you grow now these are the years where you choose who you become they don’t really have a say anymore because the older you get the more you realize you’re gonna do what you want, so show them attention, love them and remind them how much they mean to you and no matter what you do respect them.
Sophomore year it’s honestly super different for everyone but this was my hardest year school wise don’t let all the work and tests get to you make sure you make time for yourself and have a little fun, this is the year you start losing friends and realizing not everyone is on your side like you thought, this is a good thing I know at the moment it may not feel like it but I swear the more people show you their true colors the more happier you’ll be in the long run. Sophomore year is so boring too cause it’s so far from senior year and everyone still looks at you like a freshman I know how you feel you think it’s gonna take forever and you’re just ready to move out and graduate already patience is key.
Junior year is probably one of the best years you’ll have in high school, you aren’t a underclass men anymore and you’re kinda known you have a lot more friends and you enjoy going to school obviously not all the work and stuff but you can handle, this year is when you should start exploring and going to parties I’m not saying go bat shit crazy but have fun that’s what being a teenager is all about make mistakes sneak out get caught egg houses stay out late and make memories I mean you should be doing this throughout high school but if you haven’t you really should start by now, just make sure you know your limit because drinking and smoking ect can become addicting just promise you won’t let it take over your life. I’ve been there and it gets you no where during your junior year is when you start to realize who you really are and you might hit your breaking point but it’s okay because everyone has one we aren’t robots we sadly have emotions but don’t lets that stuff or anyone define you. You also don’t “need” it to have fun but it never hurts to try different things. junior year also is hella scary cause you start thinking and you realize next year you’re a senior you have to start planing a future and getting you shit together don’t wait last minute time is precious spend it wisely
Finally I’ve been waiting to talk about this year. SENIOR YEAR senior freakin year this is it you made it you survived all those years of waiting and pray it would come faster it’s finally here. You eventually start to realize that everything starts to become your last everything like the first day of school you’ll never get that first day of high school feeling back or that big football game everyone goes to because it’s against the school you hate or that basketball game you go to cause its Friday night and you just wanna look good and be seen, no more homecoming bonfire, no more prom it all just hits you that it’s all gonna be over soon the assembly’s start getting more exciting and spirt weeks aren’t as stupid. This is your last year to be a kid until you’re a adult and as crazy as it sounds you want a little more time before it all changes before you have to make your own money and buy your own stuff, no more depending on anyone cause it’s all up to you.I can’t express this enough don’t take these moments for granted don’t take anything for granted go crazy have fun make as many memories, do crazy shit you’ll be able to tell your grandkids about. Getting old is my biggest fear I never wanna be that person telling a story about my crazy adventures I wanna be living a crazy adventure forever I know it’s not realistic but if I had one wish that’s what it would be, life is always going to still be here when we grow up so we should be enjoying our childhood while we can. learn from every stage in your life and be able to looks back and say you grew and became a better person look back and realize how things change people leave and life doesn’t stop for anyone.
- A senior