17 Lessons I Learned in High School

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Happy Tuesday y'all! This week is an exciting one as my high school graduation is this Saturday! The  festivities to celebrate have already started and I have a busy (in a good way!) few weeks ahead with lots of celebrations.

To wrap up my time in high school, I thought it would be fun to share with y'all 17 lessons I learned during my time in high school. I picked 17 as you may have guessed, 2017 is my graduation year haha! Looking back on my time in high school, it is crazy to think about who I was as a freshman and who I am now as a lot has changed in my life since then!

1. Really think about what you're worrying about. Will it matter in ten years, ten months, or even ten days? If your answer is no, relax because it will work out.

2. It's okay to do things by yourself.

3. Be kind. You never know how much a smile or a simple compliment can mean to someone else.

4. It's okay not to understand everything. Ask for help when you need it.

5. Instagram is the highlight reel, not the behind-the-scenes.

6. Think before you speak, once you say something you can't take it back.

7. Devote your time to whatever matters most. Stop whining and complaining.

8. It's okay to have opinions that are different than other people.

9. When in doubt, ask your mom. She'll know what to do.

10. Focus on the positive. 

11. Try to stop dwelling on the past, you can't go back and change it. 

12. Do what makes you happy, not what makes the person next to you happy.

13. It's important to work hard but don't neglect your relationships with family and friends.

14. The worst thing anyone can say is no. Don't be afraid to ask.

15. It's okay for things to change.

16. Devote your time to whatever matters most. 

17. Nobody's perfect. Once you accept this, you realize how silly it is to compare yourself to others.

Are you graduating this year? If so, what are some of the lessons you learned in high school? Let me know in the comments!


  1. It took me a year out of high school to realize #2! I've always been one to not want to be by myself or do things on my own, but since coming to college I've learned the importance in being independent in some aspects of life.
    xo, Syd

    1. It took me the longest time to figure out too haha! Thanks for reading, Sydney!

  2. I'd like to shout a big "YES" to all of these, especially numbers 10 and 14! I'm hoping to utilize those lessons during my senior year to make everything run a little more smoothly. Loved this post!

    Tori A. from Prep For A Day

    1. Aww thank you so much, Tori- so glad you loved it! Best of luck with your senior year!

  3. I love this list. I always try to focus on the positive. It always makes my day better.



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