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Advice to Incoming Sophomores

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You are probably nervous about your next year as a sophomore. I want to give you guys some advice so that you are more prepared and ready for this next year in high school. 

 

  • Don’t slack on work. I know it may seem like a lot, but please try to prioritize it. Trust me, you’ll thank yourself in the long run. For me, procrastination messed me up in my classes this year. Luckily, I was able to get all my work done, but I felt so unmotivated seeing all the amount of work I had piling up. Also, taking breaks is good, but don’t make it such a big habit to where you don’t get work done at all. 

 

  • Friendships in high school might not last. I know some of you may have heard that friendships end once you’re in high school. It’s pretty true, and maybe some of you guys have experienced it already. Don’t try to fight for friendships that aren’t meant to be because, in the long run, you’ll just end up looking desperate. Trust me, it’s not worth it for you mentally. Just know that if it didn’t work out then it wasn’t meant to be and it’s best to prioritize yourself because, in the long run, you only really have yourself. You should also get used to being alone so that if anything does happen, you’ll be okay and will be able to function without feeling like you have to depend on others for everything. Once you learn this, you’ll realize which people are disrupting your peace and will be more okay with dropping people and won’t feel as dependent on them.  

 

  • Relationships. As for relationships, if you’re in one that’s great, and if you’re not, that’s great too. Please don’t try to get in a relationship just because that’s what everyone is doing. Not being in a relationship is fine, because you get to prioritize yourself and school. For the people in a relationship, just be careful who you’re with and what you’re doing because people nowadays only want to get something out of you and leave. I’m not saying that everyone in high school is like this, but it’s better to find someone that only has good intentions. If things don’t end up working out, know that everything will be alright and that the world doesn’t end if this person isn’t in your life anymore. Don’t try to ruin yourself over someone because life’s too short to be stressing out about someone and people in general. Just have fun and live your life. 

 

To wrap things up, just remember that everything will be alright if things don’t work out in school, in relationships, or friendships. Learn how to prioritize yourself at times and how not to depend on people. Know that there’s no point in stressing out about people, because most times, these people could care less about you and your feelings. Before I forget, I don’t recommend getting in any fights, it’s not worth it and neither are the consequences. That’s it guys, have fun next year. 

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