I saw this tag floating around on Youtube and I thought it was HILARIOUS. It gave me vivid flashbacks of my horrendous makeup skills back in the day... I wore way to much makeup, bright colored eyeshadows, and had super thin, overly-plucked eyebrows. Despite all my makeup mishaps, I still don't regret a single thing... except maybe the eyebrows. lol. We all learn and hey, I had fun with my makeup back in the day! Here's my video showing you guys how I used to do my makeup in High School and me talking about some of my experiences in high school.
Now that we've gotten that out of the way, here are my Top 5 Tips for High School:
1) Get involved.
I know this is a super cliche message, but I'm serious... GET INVOLVED. If I hadn't been involved in high school, I would've had way too much time on my hands, wouldn't have made the friendships I made, and wouldn't have had as much fun. It's a great way to put yourself out there... without really putting yourself out there. Just trust me on this one, you'll regret it one day if you don't!
2) Take those AP tests.
This is one thing I regret a bit. I took AP classes (advanced placement) but for some odd reason, I decided not to take all the tests. If you're not familiar with how AP classes work, you take a class that's more study and labor-intensive, take a test, and if you pass... they count for college credit. I think the biggest reason why I didn't take the tests was because they cost $89 (I think... it's been a while, but in that ballpark!) and I felt like it would be a waste of money if I didn't pass. However, I didn't calculate how expensive college courses could be. So take them...if you pass them, you'll have a ton of money at the end of the day.
3) High School boyfriends/girlfriends usually don't translate into long-term boyfriends/girlfriends, husbands/wives, etc.
Now don't get me wrong... I'm all about the romanticized idea of high school sweethearts. They do exist!! However, for the most part, I find that none of those relationships usually last. Let's put it this way... please do not wager your future or compromise your goals for a relationship in high school. I've seen plenty of people decide on where their going to college (usually not their first choice) based on their boyfriend or girlfriend. At the end of the day, most of the relationships don't pan out like they'd hope. Let me sum this up in easier terms... if it's meant to be, it's meant to be. Don't place too much weight on high school relationships.
4) Stay on top of your homework
Start getting used to doing your homework in a timely manner. It may seem hard now, but college is a couple levels harder as far as the curriculum goes. You're better off getting used not procrastinating and planning. It'll save you a lot of stress now and later!
5) Don't sweat the small stuff
Seriously. It's not worth it. All you can do is try your best... you need to be honest with yourself! If you know you're doing all you can... hey that's all you can do! Didn't get a great grade on the calculus test? Regroup, study, find a tutor, and try again. Just don't make a habit out of bad grades :)
Well, there you go! Something a little different, I know, but I thought it would be a fun post to share with you guys. Let me know your tips for high school (or college) and I'll see you guys soon :)