Tuesday, November 20 2012

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Something strange has been happening to me since I entered my twenties. I constantly find myself thinking “I wish I knew that when I was in high school.” Not so much about things like how to write a good essay or how to get good marks, but things about life and relationships. Here in this blog, I am going to share with you a number of these thoughts so that those of you who are still in high school have the chance to learn these things earlier than the rest of us!


Compliments make you and others feel better than insults! Whilst this may seem obvious, guys and girls in high schools often insult each other to make themselves feel better. Try complimenting someone at school. It doesn’t have to be cheesy. Try saying something like “You’re really good at drawing,” or “You’re hair looks awesome like that” or whatever words you cool cats use these days! Making others feel good will make you feel good.


Remember to spend time with your family during your high school years. It’s tempting to go on the internet or hang out with mates instead of your parents, but even a small amount every couple of days can make a difference in your relationship with them. Try spending half an hour with them watching a show on TV or doing something with them that they like to do. Be patient with them, they aren’t perfect!


Go to the source of a rumour before getting upset about it. For example, if someone tells you that your boyfriend or girlfriend has been cheating on you with your best friend, ask your boyfriend and your best friend before you act on the information. It may be something completely innocent like they have been planning a birthday present for you! This way, arguments and tension can be easily avoided.

What a wish i knew at high school

Equal relationships are the way to go


I’m going to get a bit lovey-dovey here but bear with me. Relationships are best when you love each other equally and it is not one sided. I’ve been in relationships that were one sided and they sucked, but at the time I thought it was normal. I have now found a partner who loves me just as much as I love him and you can tell the difference. The message: find someone who loves you as much as you love them and who doesn’t expect you to change in any way for them.

Career Choice

This one is more for the older high school teens. When making choices about what career path you would like to take, keep these thoughts in mind. Firstly, choice a career that you will be happy doing, not something that you think is appropriate or will earn you more money. I’d rather be happy with life than earning slightly more money. Secondly, it’s your choice, no one else’s. Thirdly, if you’re not ready to decide, wait another year or two. The world won’t end if you don’t go in to studying or training straight after high school!

Share you cool cats

I hope these tips have been useful for you cool cats! You’ll survive high school without these tips but they’ll make life a little easier for you all. Pass it on to your mates. Share it on Facebook. Print it and chuck it on a notice board at school. Remember: after high school, you don’t get to spend five days a week with your mates so enjoy it while it lasts!

Sara xx

Do you have any more tips to add, lets create the ultimate list – comment below

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3 Responses to “Things I Wish I Knew in High School”

  1. Dani says:

    i wish i knew back in high school just how hard the grown up life was going to be, maybe i would of appreciated the time i had at school more

  2. SonarMB says:

    mmmm…. I recognise the Lions lying together I think.

  3. Xin says:

    I’m so glad there’s someone else who uses the term “cool cat” to refer to “hip youngsters”! Ahh it’s hilarious talking like an old person. I’m sure I’ll think the same thing when I’m ninety.

    That point about the family is something I’m only just learning now. I’ve been so self-involved lately that I lost sight of what’s really important. Yes I can make myself happy, but being with people makes me happier than I thought I could be. And watching the finals of X Factor really isn’t an awful way to spend a night with your Mum.

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