Advice for High School Grads

Congratulations! You have completed a major milestone in your life. I’m super proud of you. Every choice you make from this moment forward will impact your future, whether negative or positive. You are in the driver seat, you are the pilot of your own life. I am pretty sure I got that from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, lol!

  1. Find Yourself- this is a very critical time in your life. This is the time to find yourself. It will not happen over night and honestly it may take years. You may not ever fully know yourself to be honest but take this time to really get to know you. Explore yourself!
  2. Be Patient- Nothing in life comes easy and nothing happens over night. I spent years mad at myself because things wasn’t going the way I envisioned it. I learned to let go and let God.
  3. Mistakes Are Ok- You will make mistakes, no one is perfect and it happens to the best of us. Just know that there is beauty in mistakes. There is always a lesson in the madness, take it for what it is, learn from it, and press on.
  4. Make Connections- Sorry to be the one to tell you but education means nothing if you don’t have connections. You can be a straight a student and a straight b student with connections will qualify before you.
  5. Don’t get comfortable- You cannot grow if you are comfortable, make yourself uncomfortable and push on.
  6. Your mental health is important- Please take care of your mental health. Get a therapist, talk to a friend, do whatever you have to do to keep your stress levels low.
  7. Travel- Live your life!
  8. Do what makes you happy- You cannot live your life with other people’s expectations. Do whatever it is that will make you happy.
  9. Never stop learning- always be a student first. I don’t care who you are, you don’t know it all.
  10. GET SLEEP!- I don’t care what millionaire told you that sleep is for the rich, NO! You need sleep to function. By all means, REST! It’s BEST!

Published by JaeElle

Wife & Mommy!

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