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I would tell myself to study hard, get good grades and stay positive. I would also tell myself to never cram for a test and second guess myself. Take lots of notes and help other students. Work together with other students and get plenty of rest. Make learning fun and never pu anyone's ideas down.


It is very difficult to give advice to anyone who thinks they already know everything, but I would tell past self to listen to your dad and study computers. If you don't, then you will end up dropping out of college with enough credits for a degree, but no degree and you will end up taking a job as a fork lift operator. The pay will be good, but not good enough. Eventually you will be promoted several times and you will end up working in the IT field, with no degree. Everytime you receive a pay increase and you try to negotiate for more, you will be reminded that you have no formal training, so the company cannot justify paying more money. Each paycheck is a constant reminder that you never completed a degree, but the days in between paychecks you love your job and you love what you do for a living. Eventually you will end up going back to school and if you don't listen to me now, then it will be that much harder for you then because you will have a beautiful wife and child to care for when you go back.


The advice I would give my self in high school if I could go back in time would be to go for it! I would accomplish all my goals and head straight into college verse waiting to the last minute. There are people out there who are willing to help with financial and career questions. Why wait? The career oppurtinities with an education are endless.


I would be more focused in school. I would try harder to maintain my grades so I could be eligible for a scholarship. I work full-time at a low income job. I struggle every month to pay my bills because my bills exceed my monthly income. If I go back to my high school self I would go straight to college out of high school. Sometimes it is so hard and I really want to give up because it is all too much and very expensive. I am trying to hold on and be strong.


I would tell myself to strive to do my best in all coursework. I would also tell myself to never give up. There is nothing that I could not do and it is never too late to recieve an education. Strive to succeed at your very best. Never let anyone tell you that you cannot make it because where you are from. Beat the odds and stay away from stereotypes. Life is hard but you can do it.


I would advice myself to never give up on your dream. I was out of school 7 years before I went back to college. So making sure you have a dream and no matter what happens in your life never give up. Do what you want to do to make yourself happy. Once you get this degree keep going, it will affect your life in the long run. Life has made a lot of changes, kids, and marriage but remember that in order to be successful and provide a great life for your family, finish your degree.


Do better in high school and apply yourself in different areas.


I would have taken the ACT another time. I would have taken the SAT. I would have applied to more scholarships.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would explain to myself that having an education is very important for getting a career. The sooner an education is achieved, the better. I would have encouraged myself to still enlist in the military but while serving, I would have started pursuing my degree. I would convince my high school self that this was the best plan to stick to because it gives more time to get into a position and grow with the company.


The best advice I would give to my high school self is to believe that I can do it. I would tell myself that we are capable and can do anything we work at. I would tell myself to examine our priorities and really focus on what will best help us in twenty years, and what will only be a memory. Lastly, I would tell myself to take pride in our college career but to make sure that we don't take it too seriously. It is important to stop and enjoy it.


When you were in high school, you didn't know what you wanted to do in the future. Wawa is not your future. You will be consistently unhappy with your career choice, even though you will be great at what you do. The frustration will come from your intelligence getting in the way of how others perceive you. Instead, I want you to embrace how challenging school will become because the outcome will be so much better. Rutgers may not be the choice for you, but University of Phoenix is an option and it is great. I have never had such a fantastic academic experience. Keep your chin up and focus on the school work. The guys you meet in college are not work it and will not last. Just stay focused! Tell you what, look for a guy named Phillip Ungerer. He will be the person you spend the rest of your life with.


I would tell myself to study harder. I wouldtell myself that it doesn't matter what other people think of me, I am the best me I can be. I would also tell myself to stay focused.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, the first piece of advice I would give myself is to get to know myself better. When you know who you are it is a lot easier to decide what it is that you want to contribute to the world. I would also tell myself to take life seriously and set realistic expectations and goals. The last piece of information that I would give to myself is to volunteer. Volunteering is a great way to network with influential members of your community and develop career skills that will help you get your foot in the door.


Do not wait! You have what it takes to succeed. Try everything at least once. It is ok to change your mind if you feel that another line of study would work better for you. Learning can be fun if you let it be. School is hard at times, but the education you gain is worth the effort. The skills you learn at college will benefit not only your professional life but your personal life as well. Just do it, don't wait.


I would advise my high scool self to be more careful with my finances and not act based upon emotion. In doing so, you make several errors in judgement and many mistakes in life. Don't just live in the moment, look at the path you take further down the road in the future and don't make rash decisions that impact you at a later time in your life negatively. Stay focused and committed to doing the right thing and financial stability along with success will follow.


Self, First and foremost, do not procrastinate! I understand it is important to have a social life and you don't want to miss out on time with friends and family. Yet, it is crucial that you don't wait until you are 28 to go back to school because it only gets harder to succeed as you get older. It is much easier and will be far more beneficial to attend college when you are 18. Don't settle for trade school. It seems like a good idea, yet it's actually a waste of time. Don't assume that because you don't have the money to pay for college that you can not attend. There are so many resources available that you can use to fund your college. Apply for every scholarship available! Above all, don't give up! You deserve a better education and you will be so happy about your success once you graduate. Not to mention, you will make far more money and be able to get a much better job with a four year degree than with that trade school diploma. You can do it! Much love, Your Future Self


Akin to the reality of studying within high school; college is the same--the only difference--is it will allow you to be much better than you are now. We live and we learn everday, but college will give you the ability to fine tune what you will learn. Refineing your knowledge will not allow allow you to learn about what you like, but also allow your "like" to be what you love.


Hello High School Self, You should be more determined in your path to success because you can do this. Do not focus on the grade, but on what you can offer yourself through determination and self-dicipline. Remember to advise yourself of any and all obstacles that may prevent you from accelerating in your future endeavors. If I could say one thing about your future it will be based on level headed engagements that will help you find the right avenue to success. College is much different than high school because there are no clicks to be involved in only instructors who want you to participate in class so your true self can be revealed. Keep focused on the future because you will make an impact on all those who surround you both in professional and private atmospheres. You are an individual with compassion and insight, this will help you deliver outstanding advise to those you will work with, and help reach for success.


I would tell myself that even though you will not take the opportunity to go to school at age 19, you will have many learning experiences from the life you have choosen to contribute to class when you do go. If you had taken that opportunity you would not have the family and love that you have later. I would tell myself to enjoy the decisions that you make without regret. Life is too short to live with regrets, such as not continuing school at a younger age. I would also tell myself to save more for the certainty of going to school later instead of using student loans.


Allow for bumps in the road and don't stray from the path that will lead me to my goals.


I would tell myself to make sure that I apply for colleges in my junior year of high school to give myself time to choose which school I would like to attend. I would also apply for scholarships during this time as well, this will give me an opportunity to be able to receive more funding for school and not depend on loans. Most importantly know what I would like to major in and make sure I do my research to see which colleges will offer me the best education. There is a lot of competition out there when it comes to applying for colleges and scholarships getting a head start will give me more of a better opportunity.


The transition to college can be a difficult one. Consider staying close to home and taking community college general education classes to start with. This will allow you to save money, and provide you the chance to get used to college life. College is full of new experiences and ideas, and there is so much that you will learn about the world and yourself through your studies. Take some time to find out what you really want to do with your life, and choose your major once you have a clear picture. Most importantly, stick with it. College can be tough sometimes, especially when you are interacting with so many different people who have such varied life experiences as college students do. It is so important to complete your education and receive a degree. Going back to school after having a family is so much more challenging. Take the opportunity to enjoy the educational experience without having to worry about that. It will ensure much better emplyment options for you in the future, and a more stable financial future for you and any family you may have later on.


Do not put off going to college. You may think that you will be able to succeed without a college education and you might be one of the lucky few that do. A college education is very important and will be even more so in the future. It gets harder to go back to school as life progresses. There will be family obligations that will demand your time and if you wait to go back once you have a family and a job, sometimes it might seem near impossible. Do not give up your dreams. Your dreams are just as important as other's dreams. Study hard. You will never stop learning no matter what you age. You will find that you will learn more while in college than just the information you will learn in class and by reading assignments. Everyone should experiene college life. Even if it is just to the local community college. You are smarter than what you think you are. Do not wait to learn that lesson. We all have barriers that keep us from obtaining our goals. You must work hard to get them. Nothing worth having ever comes easy.


Dear Future Self, Please remember your goals and how important they are to you. When the idea of marriage comes along please do not automatically assume that is the best thing. You can get married after high school and after college. Korey will wait for you. Sty focused on school. Graduate and go to a university. Get that writing degree you have always dreamed of. If you do not do these things you will regret it. You will struggle with school, because when you go back you will be 25 with a one year old and a three year old. It is very hard and if you wait for marriage and children until after college you will be more finacially stable. Please take heed to these words and realize that life is not fun and games and life is definitely not a disney movie. Thanks!


This question is especially interesting to me as I did not make it to my senior year in high school. Four months into my freshman year at one of the top three high schools in my city, I had to make the decision to drop out and work full time. My home life was unstable, to say the least, and school was not a priority. Fifteen years later, I began my journey to obtain my GED and my Bachelors degree in Accounting. If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school student, I would motivate myself to keep pushing no matter what my current circumstances were. I'd encourage myself to seek guidance, mentorship and to take advantage of all available resources to help me stay the course. I 'd stress the importance of finishing strong and remind myself that somewhere down the line, I'd have a family and children of my own that would look to me for strength to finish the journey. I would remind myself that I was an A student, that I can do this and that college is waiting for me!


You will face many challenges in your life some will teach you how to see the good in the world and some will teach you how to see the bad coming from light years away. Please avoid those with pipe dreams sellers which you know deep in your heart are too good to be true that will leave you feeling destitute and unworthy of praise. Focus on your main objective and save as many as you can from experiencing the treatment many AIDS patients experience because of predjudice beliefs and outdated regulations. Never forget why you began your journey.


The advise I would give to myself would be to study harder. Also, I would like to have prepared myself to be more college driven. Find a college to attend that would suit my lifestly and interests. Do not think that I will take time off and attend college later because it will only harm my career in the long run. A degree is necessary to have a well paying job that can provide a lifestyle that I would not be able to have otherwise. Overall work hard, have activities to put on an application and research the college that would be my first choice. Do not delay.


During your junior year make sure you research and apply to all the schools that you like. Ensure that you are able to choose to attend college after high school because you still have the knowlege. Make sure that you are able to get the proper information that is needed in order to attend school. Make sure that you weigh the pro's and con's of going to school online or on campus. Do what is best for you and not to please friends and family. Choose a coolege where you are able to express yourself through learning. You have to ensure that the career path you choose in college is something that you feel right doing. The cost can also play a great factor the more money the more money you will have to pay after the education is done.


the best advice will be , time is precious the faster you gett in a college i the best decision you can made in live , most of the people graduate from high school and get to work and think the high school degree is all ,,, no the high school is only the begin of new thiing ....and college or university is the culmination of the dream .


If I could travel back to the nineties and talk to my high school self, there is so much I could say. First and foremost, I would say stay in school and value your education. I would also tell myself that living for today is good, but you still need to concentrate and plan for your future. I took most, if not all, of my high school education for granted. I was a young kid that knew everything already and didn't want to be learn Chemistry if I wasn't going to be a chemist. I fought my parents hard and did the wrong things by skipping classes and not caring about graduating. I didn't realize at the time that my bad decisions were turning into poor life choices. I'm not sure where I thought I was going to go in life with no education, and while I've gotten much further than most would, it wasn't easy.


I would tell myself that I think it is a good idea to go to college after high school. It's easier for you to go then than wait until you are older. Everything is fresh in your mind and you will have an easier time. It's all worth it.


The advice I would give to my high school self would be, join the Illinois Air National Guard before you go to college. I have a couple of reasons for giving myself this advice. The first reason is obvious, the Guard will pay for college. The second reason is I was not ready for college, right after high school. I was not ready to handle the stress of being the first one out of my family to attend college and I was not ready to be away from my family. I attened one year of college and dropped out, then joined the ILANG. If I would have known then what I know now, I would have joined the military first.


If there is one thing I have learned from my experiences and my mistakes, it was that procrastination and self doubt has seriously hindered y progress. While it is fun to hang out with friends and go to social gatherings, your main goals must always be put first. I lost sight of that when I entered college and it has done me more harm than good. Always focus on what you need to do before setting out on doing what you want to do. You won't go through the same suffering that I had as a result.


Well, here we go again self. I hate to say this, but life is hard. You're going to run into some trouble, and you're not going to know how to handle it. I really want you to sit down, take a break, and think about what it is you truly want out of life. Who are you? Where do you want to be? You are going to decide to go to college for your Associate Degree in medical assisting, but I am here to tell you that once you graduate, that is not where your heart lies. You want to be a psychologist, helping those whom cannot help themselves. You're going to realize that this is something you have dreamed of for a very long time, and that you were born to do this. You're going to enroll in the University of Phoenix, and remain pleased throughout your stay. Please remember to stay true to yourself, and keep your head held high. Obtaining your GED did not make you less of a woman, you did go back to school. Breathe deep and keep your eyes on the prize. You can do it. You will fly high.


I know that you are going through some very difficult times right now. You don't see a light at the end of the tunnel. Just know that you can overcome any obstacles you encounter. God has a plan for your life just trust your instincts. Don't take your parents alcohol addiction as a personal attack against yourself. Believe in yourself, you can be anything you want in life. Never rely on others for happiness this is something you must find within yourself. I know college is something you can only dream of. Look for alternative sources of support and information to get there. I know it's hard being a first generation high school graduate. Please attend your graduation and let your principal know that your parents won't pay for your cap and gown. You can do this...


Believe in yourself.


If I could go back in time, I would tell myself to actually get to the point becoming a high school senior and graduating high school. Dropping out of high school was the biggest mistake I ever made. After I went through getting married and having children, I was not proud of the example I was setting for my children. I started studying and a few months later I earned my GED. Even with that I have continued to struggle. I finally decided that I needed to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I needed an online environment and I found the perfect one. I 'm so happy with myself for making the decision to get back into school. My advice to myself would be to finish high school and get into college while you are still young. The longer you wait the harder it will be to get back into the swing of going to school. The struggle is worth it, I know I am setting better example for my children to follow. I wish I would have made this decision a long time ago.


I know that you might think your life is going to be over when High School ends. The truth is that, it's just beginning. The world is a scary and beautiful place. When your guidance counselor helps you fill out College applications, take it seriously. You only live once and you can rely on your parents for a lot of things, but finding your own happiness is something only you can do. College is the first step to becoming an actual adult. You will not have teachers reminding you to turn in all your work or giving you a lot of breaks. So, make the decision to pick a school that has programs that you find yourself being excited about. If you get excited about your course of study than you are making the right decision. Picking out your college/major is a defining point in your life, so make it well worth it and never ever give up on yourself or your dreams. We only get one shot in this lifetime, going to College will pave the way for a better life. So please heed my advice, take the bull by the horns and create your own destiny.


If I could go back and tell myself about college life and making the transition, I would tell myself to apply, apply, and apply some more for scholarships. I would also tell myself to keep taking the ACT test until I reach a better score. College is no joke. I've always said I was going to participate in college activities and go to all the football games and be one of those sorority girls that you see. I said I was going to graduate from a good campus school and get a good career going so I can help my family and be successful. Little did I know those plans was not going to happen, and I'm ok with it. College cost a lot. If I would have kept taking the ACT until I reached a better score I wouldn't be struggling to pay for college. If I would have taken every opportunity I could to apply for dozens and dozens of scholarships, I wouldn't have so much stress in trying to find ways to pay for school. I would tell myself to be passionate about finding scholarships the way I'm passionate about my education.


As a senior I would tell myself to follow my dreams because nothing is to hard if you put your mind to it. The only limitation you will have will be yourself and therefore don't let your fears get in the way. It is important to look at all your options when it comes to what school you decide on and decide on a school that would fit you for the life style you want to live and the way you desire to learn.


The advice that I would give my high school senior self is to keep trying and not give up. I would tell myself how important college is and that I need to keep pushing to get good grades. College right after high school is best because if you take time off you will get lazy and not return until years later when you should be already starting your career. It is best to focus on school than friends and other relationships because in the end you only have yourself, you are the person who is going to make the rest of your life the best. Doing well in high school and college is going to make your dreams of become independent come true.


I would tell myself that high school truly is a stepping stone for college life, and to make the most of it as possible. I would tell myself to be more involved with extra curriculars, and to study a little harder. If I had applied myself more and been more involved with everything that my school had to offer, I would have attended college sooner. Better late than never, but I wish I had taken high school more seriously. I was a good student, but I know that if I had studied a little bit more, applied myself a little bit more, and had taken advantage of everything that my school offered, I would have a little more push and drive to exceed then. The transition between high school and college is definitely different, in college there is definitely more coursework, and more difficult assignments, but in the same token it is less strict, because you are not on campus for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.


Study harder and actually pay attention. Choose a plan of action and set a goal. Unfortunately not having a plan results in wasted time, and greatly missed opportunities. The more you lern in highschool and the more you apply yourself the betteroff you will be in college. Be apart of clubs and interscolastic opportunitys as your resume will prove itself in the long run. Don't waste the teachers time. They take away from their family to teach you o be respectful. Eduction is th most powerful tool any student can have. Use the opportunity to the fullest.


I would tell myself to apply to my current university that I attend now, and to not join the military until after getting the Associates degree, or try to become a Officer by attending University of Phoenix and do a ROTC program from another school and work on a Bachelors Degree. I would tell myself what a great achievement it is just to continue to apply yourself and get the higher education sooner and not two years later down the road.


I would give myself the following advice: Betty, please pay attention and go to College! Do not be in such a rush to jump into life. College is something that prepares you for life; not only life, but a good one. Life is hard without a proper education! Without college you are going to be wandering and hopping from a hopeless job to a unfulfilling job. Please do not wait til you are almost 30 years old to start college!


Hey bonehead! Stop goofing around and get stuff done. Life has been fairly easy up to this point... you think that you have all the time in the world... you don't. Get your grades up and enroll in college as soon as you get out of high school. It is not as hard as you think it is. There are advisors that will help you because they see the benefit of you continuing your education. There is money just waiting to spent on classes and books because you are worth it. It would be so much easier to go as a young adult with little responsibilities then to go at 38 with a wife and kids, and rent, and bills, and full time jobs, and... well you get the picture. Get off your rear-end and start NOW! Start somewhere. That egree you earn in college will not automatically make life easier, it just opens up more options for you.


Stay in school no matter what comes your way. You are going to go through some hard times, but keep your hopes up and you will be better off. Do not give up on yourself. All your children are watching. You will have three grandchildren whom see you as a family leader and example.


If I knew what I know now, I would tell myself to think harder about what I want for my future. I would tell myself to do more research on schools and not to go to school just because it is expected. There is so much advice that I would give to myself, things that would have made my life so much easier now. School has always been important to me and I went to school just because I wanted to say that I did it. Except I did not choose right the first three times I attempted college. Being as knowledgable as I am now, I would tell my high school self to wait for school until I was sure of what I wanted for my future. Waiting a year or so is a lot better than being in debt a lot more than is necessary.


I would tell my high school self to take pride in the things you learn in high school. In high school we don't take research papers seriously. If only I knew that writing college papers would be so critical, I would have taken the papers I did in high school a little more seriously. I would also tell my high school self to practice time management because it is a must in college. The most important thing I would tell myself is no matter what never procastinate. Putting things off will only make things worse. The longer you wait the more work you'll have to do and you'll have little time to do it.


If I could go back in time and advise my younger self I would tell myself to not be afraid to pursue what makes you happy. When you choose a career you enjoy it never seems like work and the joy you get froma ccomplishing tasks will ooze to others. I would say tell myself to not chase a degree simply for the money or prestige that comes with it. I would also warn myself of credit cards and the debt pitfalls that lending corporations attempt to trap young undergrads in. Finally I would tell myself to never be intimidated. You have made it this far accomplishing great things and to continue to put in the work becuase it will eventually bear the fruit of your labors.