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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

My High School Experience + Tips

It's still pretty crazy in my mind that I'm finished with high school. Back in October of my Freshman year when I created this blog, I never thought that day would ever come. I always have thought that high school would never end, but thankfully it has! I have to be very honest and say that high school was not something I enjoyed. I love the idea of learning and such but the pressure within these years got to me many times in between and made some years quite bad. This has always been something that I have wanted to share and is something that is definitely requested! You ask and you shall receive! 

| Freshman Year |

A start of new beginnings. I would say this would by far be my most favorite year. I kicked some major butt when it came to academics which I was really surprised about coming out of middle school. I didn't so that many extra curricular this year since I didn't know what my campus offered, but got into the swing of things to apply for the next year.

I will say that Freshman year was the main basis of building relationships with both teachers and friends. I defiantly met many of my best friends in either middle school or within the first week of high school. As for teachers, I started to look around and try to talk to some of them just so they knew more of me. This ended up sprouting relationships with some of my favorite teachers on campus.

{Things I learned}
-Be more open to different people and activities
-Try at least two new things
- Create a steady routine with school work

| Sophomore Year |

I have to be completely honest but Sophomore year is just plain awkward. People are starting to change, courses get harder, and it's just flat out different then Freshman year. I actually was talking to two of my good friends about which grade we thought was the weirdest, and we collectively agreed that Sophomore year won. I personally thinks it's just everyone going through a phase and since we all are starting to get serious with school, it becomes harder. I only remember really struggling with my first AP class along with my first honors course. They were really big jumps for me academically so I had to push my self even harder then before.

{Things I learned}
-Narrow down what you are starting to like
-Focus on core classes

| Junior Year |

No matter what you do, Junior year is incredibly critical and is a big part of your whole high school career. This year I went pretty easy with my courses but added on about two more extra curricular that took up my plate. I definitely felt a ton of pressure with starting to think about the colleges I wanted to apply to and so forth. My stress peaked a lot within this time and I tried my hardest to remain it under control. I didn't notice that I got sick a lot with in this year and I still believe a lot of that took a part in.

But with the added stress, I will say that this was the year I found my bigger love for writing and creating more. I definitely tapped into a lot of my creativeness which is when I started designing and creating more content. 

{Things I learned}
- Classes and standardized testing are critical
-Start looking more into colleges 

| Senior Year |

The summer before senior year was one of the hardest times of my life. I got into a bad situation in my life where I ended up having to stay home more then I thought and not being able to go out. This took a big toll on my self-confidence and my personal health. But once I got back into my school routine, I was mostly back to normal with the added pressure of the college admissions process. With the time I had at home during the summer, I got very ahead with all of my essays and was pretty much done with my main essays mid-october. I finished all of my supplements and the finishing touches about two weeks before Thanksgiving! I was able to go into the holiday seasons with a clear head knowing that my applications were done.

As the year went on, I started to get more relaxed and started to finally feel like a senior. Let me tell you, this is one of the biggest relics that I have felt in a long time. I was able to spend more time with friends, blogging, and so much more. I even got a new job at J.Crew around the end of the year that I'm still in love with! The rest of the year flew by super fast and in a blink of an eye I'm at graduation! 

{Things I learned}
-Go with the flow
-Don't procrastinate (it always ends bad if you do)
-Try to spend more time with friends when finished with college admissions

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! If you have any questions regarding high school or anything, feel free to comment bellow.

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