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If I were able to go back in time and speak to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to focus on school and not working. I would tell myself to not get complacent and acceptable of the amount of money I was making. I would advise the younger me to listen to my elders and go to college , right after highschool, so that I would not get passed over for promotions, because I didn't have a college degree. I would explain that with a college degree, in any area, I would prove to an employer my willingness to go beyond, the required education level. In doing this, I would also have an instance of going above and beyond what is requested of me.


If I couold go back and tell myself a few things about college life I would tell me to stay more focus. That it might seem easy at first but it gets harder the further in you are. I would also tell myself not to wait to the last minute to do anything and to also study more. I can say that living on campus is a breeze but to not get pulled in by the fun because it can and will distract you from your work. Another thing is that since I am out of state going to school that I need to think about ways to get back home because the people you think are there are not always avaiale to help with with that big move. Last but not least I would tell me to open up and make new friends becuase it doesnt hurt to have them. So if I was able to go back to my senoir year in high school, these are some of the things I would say to myself.


If I could go back in time would advice myself to stay focus and not play around.


I would have told myself that everyone in college is not like-minded. High school does help to weed out a lot of the people who do not want to do their best but some make it through. My view of college was that everyone was going to always study, attend class, and do well. My view of college faced a harsh reality check when I actually got on campus. There were people that were there for education purposes but there were also people there for fun. Once I got over the fact that everyone was not like me. I started to pick my friends that were also like-minded and had the same goals. Another thing that I would have told my high school self would be that college is not as difficult as many of the older students told me it was. Once I got on campus, I automatically started to study hard and do homework early. After a while, I noticed that if create a schedule for me to follow and try not to procrastinate. I could finish strong in my studies. The transition is easy with preparation.


The advice I would give myself is to be committed. College is a commitment to achieving your goals and dreams. The aspiration that I felt as a senior was about committing myself all four years so that I could graduate. The same focus, dedication and committment should have been applied to my college life. Had I done so I would have accomplished this goal a lot earlier.


If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would advise myself to stay focused on the ultimate goal which is to graduate and be prepared enough to start a career in your field of choice. I will advise myself to study as much as possible and engage in conversation with professors as much as possible because they like to see students that care and are interested. Furthermore, I will make sure and tell myself to not stress about college life but stress could lead to unnecessary actions such as drinking, not completing work, and other actions that are negative towards the ultimate goal in college. Lastly, I will advise myself to have fun, responsibly, because people should have fun in college but do it reasonably.


The advice that I would give myself is to put my all into my work habits. I finished high school with a 3.0. That is a good GPA, but I know that I could have done better if I remained focused and steadfast in my work. I would consumed byt the conversations around me and that would throw me off from what I was supposed to be doing. As a result, my work did not reflect my true potential and the knowledge that I truly possessed. Another critical piece of advice I would give myself is to be quiet and listen.


I would highly advise myself to not go to an out of state university. I wanted so badly to be closer to my grandparents that I wasn't thinking about how much everything would cost. Instead I would advise myself to go live there for a bit, get a place, settle down and figure out the living situation first. Then go to a community college close to my grandparents house.


If I could go back in time the advice that I would give myself is to stop the habit of procrastination and to start preparing for college and the real world. Nobody is going to baby you and keep reminding you to do things in life. You are going to have to learn to do them on your own and to own to your responsibilities if you fail to remember. High school is similar to college you have people that will help guide you to the right path and give you advice, but your teachers are going to want and expect more out of you. so start preparing for the future.


I would tell my self we have come to far to come back now. Yes i know you miss your mother tremendouslly but you cant blame yourself for her passing its a part of life we all go through. Im going to warn you there will be parties, males, females, and some things in your free time you could spend time doing instead of studying. Please trust me when i tell you it's not worth it. Nothing and I mean nothing in this life is free, you must work for what you want. I hear you telling people you want to become a Neontal Nurse Practioner with that profession comes hard work, dedication, time, and money. Lastlly i will warn you that you will be single longer than you planned not because there is anything wrong with you it just means you must wait till education is complete please, dont be sad there is a big prize waiting for you at the end. Do your best and remember there are people rooting for your victory.