How to Survive High School: Senior Year

Okay so today is special for two reasons: reason number one IT IS MY 100TH BLOG POST!!! This is actually super exciting for me and this is probably the longest I’ve ever stuck with something so thanks for sticking through it with me. Also reason number two that this is special today is the last day of the how to survive high school series, yay! I also have something planned already for next week so I can’t wait. So here’s to the future! Thanks for being there for me if you were there since post one or post 100, each one of you are important to me. So yeah let’s start on senior year!

Senior year for me actually really sucked, well at the least the school aspect it did. So here is some of my advice to survive the last year of your high school career.

College applications, now I only applied to places, however there were not many places I even liked let alone wanted to go to. To be honest though I don’t think I would want to apply to a bunch of places because choices stress me out. What it really comes down to though is  if you want to have a lot of choices, if you think you’re going to get in to all of your choices and so on and so forth.

Essentially this is how you will feel about most people in high school.
Essentially this is how you will feel about most people in high school.

Senior year is all about hating every single person you encounter. Okay just kidding but if you’re anything like me you will. By this point in time I was so done with everything and everyone and I just wanted to be done. I feel bad for you if you met me senior year because I probably didn’t even give you the time of day because I was so done. I hope you don’t feel this way because I wish I could have had awesome memories and spent more time with people but that’s life and it comes with regrets.

Embrace you inner weirdness because it is your last year and when it's over you're never going to see anyone again.
Embrace you inner weirdness because it is your last year and when it’s over you’re never going to see anyone again.

Seriously if you are going to be weird do it now, because you aren’t going to see the people who will make fun of you ever again, plus if you go to college you are probably going to want to make a good impression so you can’t really do it there. So yeah, senior year, go be weird and confident. Be yourself!

You are going to find out who your real friends are.
You are going to find out who your real friends are.

When it comes down to it you aren’t going to have the energy to force friendships anymore. You will lose friends senior year and it’s basically a fact of life. It sucks, I know, but it happens and it’s for the better, I promise.

Well that’s it my advice for senior year. If you guys have any questions about high school at all feel free to comment or email me, I literally have no life and answer every single one!

XOXO

Mary

Advertisements

How to Survive High School: Sophomore Year

How to survive high school, week 2! Sophomore year was probably my best year throughout high school with minor hiccups and mistakes. When you are in your sophomore year, cherish it, make it the best year of high school because essentially it’s the only year that you have hardly any responsibilities. Sure you have the daily responsibilities of class, and you might want to consider taking the PSATs (which I highly suggest you do) but there is nothing that you must do to begin planning for your future. Cherish these moments because soon enough they will be gone.

Of course, this is not me guaranteeing you a perfect sophomore year, because even though it was one of my “best” years of high school, bad things do happen. I experienced my first heart break, which I will admit was very hard, but I made it through and I’m okay now. I would go into further detail on this, but heart break will be a series of its own. I allowed myself to get in a bad relationship with a guy who wasn’t very nice, not mean or abusive in anyway, but I saw it pretty quickly in the relationship and I ended it. I also failed my drivers test the first time, it sucked but I got it the second time around, and I have never felt a greater sense of freedom.

I think sophomore year was the first time I began to see the expectations people had for me and sometimes it was a little overwhelming.
  I think sophomore year was the first time I began to see the expectations people had for me and sometimes it was a little overwhelming.

With my first AP class on top of three honors classes, a concussion, and the new responsibilities of work and driving sometimes was a little overwhelming for a 16 year-old teenage girl.  However overwhelming it was it was just as nice to no longer be the youngest in the school, but not the oldest yet either. It was nice to be in the middle. The middle is good because you can start to make really good connections, run for positions of clubs, take a chance and try to make friends with some upperclassman because it really helps you in the later years. Don’t be afraid to take risks.

I think sophomore year is one of those years maybe where really no one is watching your every move waiting for you to fail, it’s one of those years where no one really cares what you do, so do what you want because you might be judged or made fun of for a little bit but it’s not going to leave anyone with a lasting impression. It’s one of the best years for you to be as you as you can be because junior year comes with lots of stress and senior year is what everyone remembers, so take sophomore year with a grain of salt and have as much fun as you possibly can.

To be honest I don’t know if this was really a survial guide, so if you have any questions about your sophomore year of high school, comment or email me. I hope it helped a little bit!

XOXO

Mary

Answer

January 14: An intravenous fluid to rehydrate patients.

Question

January 15:  For what alleged minor offense was Martin Luther King Jr. arrested and jailed in January 1956 while he was leading the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott?

How to Survive High School: Freshman Year

So I decided I don’t like weird Wednesdays so I’m not going to do that, instead I’m going do series posts on Wednesdays. For example, the series I am starting this week is how to survive high school, so for the next three Wednesdays, I will continue with this series, if that makes sense.

Here is a guide to survive high school- a four part series. I’m writing this guide for any slightly abnormal person who doesn’t exactly follow the latest trend. The person who would rather stay in or go to the movies on a Friday night than go to a party. This guide is being written for those of you who have the slightest difference in their personalities, or the smallest abnormalities that make them stand out in the crowd, those of you who are different. The people who fear the first day of school, not because of the new classes or teachers, but because you aren’t sure if you’ll have someone to sit with at lunch. This is a how to guide for any person that doesn’t want to fit the mold of what exactly a high school student should be. Feel free to comment with questions or email me at marysaverageadventures@gmail.com.

Let’s start where every high school begins, freshman year. Freshman year brings with it a lot of new things and changes. First of all, no matter what you do or who you are, somebody will ridicule you for being a freshman, you are the bottom of the high school food chain and that makes you an easy target for any pissed off senior. Be prepared for comments such as “stupid freshman” or “it wasn’t this bad last year, blame the freshman” and don’t be offended because next year you will be saying the same things, it’s just another part of high school.

Another big part of freshman year is that a lot of people change and people that you’ve been friends with since elementary or primary school may not necessarily be your friends throughout high school because people change and their values and morals become different when they meet new people who have different morals and values. Your values and morals may change too this can be either good or bad, but just remember to be happy with yourself and who you are becoming and who you’re surrounding yourself with.

The opposite sex (or same sex) no longer has cooties, and more people begin to have more serious relationships, however you are still young and if you aren’t ready for a relationship, even if all of your friends are in them, you don’t need to be in one too. Do what is best for you.  

When you first start school the building is new and you may not know where you’re classes are, especially if your school is big. Mine was not and it was pretty easy to navigate, but I once made the mistake of asking a student where one of my classes was, never do that, they told me the opposite direction. Always ask a teacher if you need to help because they have to tell you how to go. 

My final piece of advice for freshman year is join clubs or sports because you can make a lot of friends that way. I joined a lot of clubs and I still have friends in high school to go out to catch up with when I’m home on breaks or home for the weekend, and it’s a great way to meet more people from all different grades.

So I hope you like this series so far, next week will be sophomore year advice.

XOXO

Mary

Answer

January 7:  The Danish king who united the warring tribes of Scandinavia.

Question

January 8:  What connection, relatively speaking, does Napoleon Bonaparte have to the FBI?