Here I am, four years later officially a Park Hill South alumni. Now that the graduation, grad parties and all the other hoopla that comes along with graduating high school is over…it’s starting to sink in. Here’s a few things I learned along the way…
1. Trust No One- Honestly, everyone I’ve ever been close with has screwed me over at least once. It’s really difficult, especially in high school, to find people you trust- so if you do, hold onto those people. My family is everything and I wish I would’ve realized that a long time ago instead of wasting my time on high school drama.
2. Be Yourself- A lot of high school is figuring out who you are and who you want to be. I changed my mind on what kind of person I wanted to be many times over the past four years. Just recently when I realized what is most important to me did I decide that money isn’t going to be a huge objective in my life. I’d much rather spend my time and energy towards something that can impact others. Trying to fit into the high school stereotypes is ridiculous and I’ve never been one to really give a sh*t.
3. Be Honest- Everyone makes mistakes. God knows I have. That awful feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you just know you majorly screwed up and you can’t take it back is the absolute worst. Through those mistakes I’ve learned being honest is the only thing that makes that feeling go away. I can also say there’s no better feeling than when you own up to something and someone has more respect for you because of that. Along with owning up for your actions, just being honest in general is how everyone should live. If you’ve got something to say then say it now or you never will.
4- Netflix- This one’s pretty simple, sometimes instead of going to some super crazy party with your friends you just gotta binge watch a TV series on Netflix for a weekend. Taking a break from watching everyone you go to school with pretend to like each other is definitely a must. Just chill out, watch some Sons of Anarchy and pretend to be a bad ass biker babe for a few days until it’s back to reality.
5- Ask for Help- Being the stubborn person that I am, admitting I need help isn’t really my thing. But through my experiences the past four years I’ve noticed asking for help doesn’t make you weak or ignorant- it makes you smart and strong enough to notice you need assistance with whatever you’ve got going on. Wether it’s drama with a boyfriend, making an entire yearbook or just feeling like you’re going to explode… Knowing when you should ask for help is important and something everyone should learn before we open the next chapter of our lives.
I’m sure I’ll come up with more things I learned on my wonderful journey as a PHS Panther, but I guess that’s what this blog is for. This summer I plan to prepare myself for what’s ahead, explore new things, educate myself and create more amazing memories.