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The advice that I would give my high school self would be not to start college right away. Take a year or two to do different jobs and find out what you really want to study. When you graduate high school you have so many different ideas as to what you want to study and do in the future but really don’t know what that profession does. Go out and get a job in that industry and if you don’t like it, then find another one to try. Once you have found what you really want to do with the rest of your life, find out what classes you need to take and what you need to do to accomplish that goal. It may be a rough road but you already know what you want to do. I believe that if I had done this I would have been more focused on my goals and knowing what I wanted to do. Instead I have returned to college for a third time for another degree to accomplish my goals.


I would tell myself to keep an open mind and make as many friends as possible when I go to college. Also, I would tell myself that UWEC is the perfect school for me and I would not change a single thing about it! The transition was hard for me so I would tell myself that even though there may be rough times, there are amazing times with life long friends that I have made.


"Listen up, Lindsey. Life isn't easy, and you're going to experience that first hand. One of the most important things in life is knowledge, and as they say, knowledge is power. With power comes the chance to not only change your life and your family's, but also to everyone who you meet. College won't be easy, so get that out of your head. The teachers won't hold your hand, nor will they go through the whole chapter of your book with you page by page. To be successful, you must learn to own up to your mistakes and do things as an independant woman. Decided to blow off your homework to go out on a date? 'Oops, I forgot.' won't work here. If you didn't do it, you've failed. Second chances are hard to come by, so get it right the first time. Besides, it's easier to get work done in school and when you first get home, because that gives you plenty of time to play after. Let me sum it up for you: be a leader, don't procrastinate, and think outside the box."


It's not all about you! College is not all about serving yourself and partying and doing the things you want, but rather stretching yourself and maturing yourself into a competent leader for the competition of todays world. Remember that only God knows where your future will lead you and trust him in every decision you make. It is important to stay emotionally healthy and take time to heal from the scars of the past. High school sports are healthy and teach you valuable life lessons, however they are not the "end-all" and are not where your identity should be found. It is important to have a community of believers around you. You will have an almost completely new friend group than the one you had in high school. Exert effort on learning material and learn to appreciate education.


I would tell myself to take the college prep classes and turn to your counselor for advice and questions. Even though you do not have your path figured out yet being prepared for college classes is essential. It's easy to take the relaxed route senior year but it will save you time and money to take a few college preparatory courses if they're available through high school while they are free. Follow the IGETC requirements even if you don't want to go to a 4-year university right away just so you are prepared. Apply for as many scholarships as you possibly can. Over prepare and you will be thankful that you did in the future.


dear stephy, i am your future self.i know that right now you feel like a failiure, and as if your life is headed no were; but stay strong because your future is promising. remember all those times that everyone told you that you would acomplish nothing in your life, use that as your weapon. let your weakness be the strength to carry you on. even though there is no one to guide you right now i will be your shoulder, i am hope. i cant tell you all the amazing things you have to look foward to because i would hate to ruin the wonderful surprises ahead, but i can promise you that if you keep your mind set on your goals, you will be sucessful. so wipe those tears from your sweet crying face, get up grab a book and start studying because although you dont feel like anybody now; one day you are going to save someones life, or help someone leave this world in peace. in your future you are a heroe.those patients may not know you now but they depend on ppl like you "heavens little angels" love always, future me


The number one virtue that I would implement as a senior heading to college would be to take a proactive approach in every aspect of life. As a college graduate who has always envisioned entering the medical field, I would stress the point that I need to explore first-hand as many options in potential careers as possible. Beginning this search to discover an appropriate field would begin as soon as I entered college, which would allow me to get involved in related areas and have a head start on acheiving a goal. I would make it a necessity to get involved in different organizations and attain a diverse experience in college by exploiting as many resources as possible. Using services such as the career resource center as a freshman rather than a senior would have helped me narrow down my search sooner, which would have been a great relief. Since deciding that chiropractic school is my calling, I have tried gaining experience in the field, which has been limited as I did not take advantage of such services sooner. By being proactive, I was able to make the most of my tough situation as a junior transfer student.


Even though I have only been in college for one full semester so far, I have learned so much about college life. The most prominent idea I feel would be good advice for my past high school self deals with stress. If there were some break in the time-space continuum where I could travel back to early 2012 and speak to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself this: "Keep calm, breath, and take up yoga." College is an entirely different lifestyle compared to high school. Professors conduct their classes differently, one must learn to manage time more wisely, and the workload is generally more significant. Granted, I haven't felt all that much pressure from my classes yet, but I have always been known to be a worrywart. I fret about many minute, trivial things, so stress has a tendency to grow on me. That's where my advice for my past self comes in. I would make sure to let myself know that I can and will achieve anything I need to get done, no matter what the circumstances. Now, I know to just stop, relax, and unwind to melt away my worries.


If I could go back in time to my high school senior year, the advice I would give myself is to open up to everyone who comes into my life and never say no to an opportunity. To open myself up to everyone is very important because I figured out in college that if I don't open up to make friends, my college life would be so lonely and I would not be motivated to be successful. I should not just open up to make friends but to professors as well! They are there to help me with my future as long as I open up and treat them as role models. I would never say no to an opportunity given to me because college is where we are given opportunties to expand our knowledge and shine. Why would I reject an opportunity when I don't know the outcome? "Apply for scholarships. You think you are not going to get it but you don't even know who else applied for it. Maybe no one did." ~Holly Hassemer, Collegiate Bridge Instructor at UWEC


I would tell myself that the general classes I take in high school will help me. In high school I learned things for the test. Looking back I do not remember a lot of the things that I was suppose to learn. Some of those things that I was suppose to learn would really help me with the classes I am taking now. The second thing that I would tell myself is to not worry about what everyone thinks of you so much. It is alright to just be yourself. If people can not except you for who you are then maybe they are not meant to be your best friends. Since I got to college I have found a great group of friends. I can't image still having to pretend to be someone that I am not just to fit in with a group of people. These two things would have helped me have a better time at high school and better prepare me for college.

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If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to apply for more scholarships, focus on studying ten times more than I usually do, and learn about the GRE. Money is important in paying for college, studying is similar to AP and honors classes, but ten times harder, and GRE is similar to the ACT, but for those who want to go into graduate school. I would encourage myself to learn deeper about what college is, not just what is on the surface of it. College is very complex and difficult, so I think it's best to learn about deeper things related to college.


Assuming I could go back in time, I would sit myself down and have a serious talk. First and foremost I would say to stay with your career choice of enlisting in the Military. Second, would be to use your benefits as soon as possible enroll into college courses ahead of time. Get your eduacation out of the way, you'll have all the time in the world to get a job and start a family. College will actually be easier than you think all the skills you learned from the military set you up for success. Be smart as well with your money, save and get a degree. After school is done you will get the high paying job and all the traveling you want out of the way. Take the time to sacrifice a little time now to get an eduacation so you can have the world at your finger tips. Make yourself and family proud and get an eduacation it will take you far and you will prosper. Because I know you are hard headed no one thinks you can do it, so prove them all wrong and give it all you got.


The advice I would have given myself would be to remain calm. There are many new friends you will make that will be able to help you and parents are only a phone call away. There is no need to stress out so much. Keep calm and focus on your studying but try to have a little fun as well.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself when I was a senior in high school, I would tell myself to bring less clothes. In all honesty, I think I have done well in college. The one thing that I could have change would be not to become a hermit, as most of my friends say. I need to get in the Nursing program, so I focused all my attention on my schoolwork, which led me, at times, to become too overwhelmed. I would turn down great opportunities, like ice skating or watching a movie with friends, so I could study a little bit more on how the brain processes vision or hearing. So to my younger self, I would say to live a little and do not stress yourself out over the little things. Too much studying can, in fact, make it harder to study and obtain the grades you want. Bring less clothes and take those opportunities is all I am saying to myself.


If I could go back in time to visit myself as a senior to tell myself some advice, I would say many things. I would talk about classes, and important events at the school. The advice about classes would be, “make a more serious deal about assignments”. I say this is because I had a little hard time in senior year about thinking that some assignments aren’t as important as big projects. After a while little assignments that I forget to do because I didn’t take it seriously built up and made my grades lower and had to do them in limited time at the end of the year. Now I know that it could happen and I'll never do it again. My advice to myself about events is to go to the important ones, for example, college and scholarship events to help my future. I learned that if I went to the events I would already have scholarship money, and a better future. The advice I would give to my senior self would of been very useful and I wouldn’t have problems I have now. If I knew the advice I would be more prepared.


Don't worry too much. I mean, by all means prepare, apply, work and all of that stuff but just try not to worry so much. Life is difficult, and it is not going to work out according to any plan. You won't get the scholarship that you think you deserve, and you won't get the exact experience you were looking for, but you will get something much better. You will get something that is real and new and unexpected. You will start something that is honestly a little scary. Don't waste time worrying if you did the right thing or made the right choice. Regret is for the past, leave it behind you. Hope is for the future, but bring that closer to you. Your future won't be what you expect, but it is there. Have fun, study hard, work, and all of that other stuff. However, please, if you can do this one thing for me, just don't worry.


I would tell myself: "Self, get your act together and pay attention the first time around! Picking up good study habits and working harder in higher level high school courses will help you SOOO very much in the future!" I believe having good study habits and KNOWING how to use them is the biggest hurdle any college student faces. Yes, having the smarts pays off, but knowing different study habits for different subjects is the key to being a truly successful student in college. For example: you may not be able to use the same study habits for your Spanish class as you might use for Chemistry; they are totally different subjects! I have tutored many students in the sciences, and I would use that experience and knowledge that I gained about study skills and tell my high-school-senior self to learn those study habits and use them. Once you know how to study the right way (and be flexible in your study skills), you can learn anything in college and be a huge success in everything you do.


If I could give the high-school-senior version of myself advice the first thing I would tell her is to take the college selection process seriously! While I'm very happy with where I ended up, I didn't consider all of my options and my first semester was rough. Think about your future goals and where you would like to be four years from now, because your choice in schools will greatly impact your journey. Figure out your priorities, find a school that shares these and more likely than not it will be a good fit. The last thing I would be sure to tell my former self is not to worry so much! Your more than capable of everything thats going to be thrown at you whether it's academics, your social life or moving away from home. The things that you do struggle with, there are people there to help, don't be afraid to ask your RA, your friends, your advisor or anyone around campus. Put yourself out there, have fun, keep your priorities in line and you will get all you can from this experience!


The butterflies in my stomach are a good thing, and to not be so nervous. Once I'm in college there is less stress about the money aspect, and the grades, and fitting all just falls into place. There are thousands of other people who are in the same boat I am, who fear that they cannot pay for college, who think classes will be too hard, and think that they won't make any friends. All of these things are not even close to being a worry. There is financial aid, and I have always worked very hard in high school, and college classes will not be that much different, and I just can't believe I was worried about making friends! I have determination in high school and that only becomes stronger in college. I am now, as a college student, more driven, outgoing, and more successful than I could have even dreamed that I would be.


The biggest thing to remember as you make the switch from high school to college is just to be yourself. Coming from such a small town, it felt like you had to be what everyone else wanted you to be. That doesn't matter in college. You will find friends that will welcome you because you're you. College is such an experience and it allows you to see that there is more to the world than the tiny home you had in Minnesota. There are people and places that will blow your mind, but you have to be open to those new experiences and the changes they'll bring. Put yourself out there--you, not the person you were trying to be--and you'll find yourself right where you belong.


I would tell my high school self "Even though you are currently uncertain about what career path you want to follow, you should enroll in a community college and start taking your general education courses. You can be undecided until you figure out what you want to do with your life. During your time in school, you should sit down with yourself and really think hard about what inspires you and what interests you the most. This will help you make your decision. Apply to scholarships when you have the time, because you never know if you might win. And lastly, dream big. Pay no attention to the naysayers.


Sometimes life throws problems your way. No matter what, don't give up. Take a minute and realize that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to, it just may take time.


Dear 18 year old self, You’re almost to the point in your life where big things are going to happen! As I am looking at you from the future, here are some pointers to help you throughout your last year in high school. 1) When you feel like “senioritis” is setting in, just remind yourself that although there are fun things other than schoolwork to do, you still should finish your work to the best of your ability. 2) Prepare for college, but don’t stress out about the new experiences to come. You will enjoy them! 3) Spend time with your friends and family, because soon your precious time with them will be limited. 4) Open your mind to the new experiences you will soon be having. For every opportunity you are given-take it! You will become the person you want to academically, personally, and socially if you work hard and keep an open mind. Love, Future You


Keep true to yourself. Work hard to go to school and raise the daughter you will have next year. It will be a struggle, but studying the environment and conservation will be worth it. It will be easier to get your undergraduate degree right the first time through. In the future you can go back and take graduate courses. Marrying your high school sweet heart is the right choice. You will be happier in the future. Even though you will worry about getting home to pick up your daughter, take the time to get to know your classmates and go out once in a while with them. Pray every day and don’t forget who you are. Don’t take people for granted and say thank you often. Help others often. Don’t use credit cards. If you don’t have cash you don’t need it. They might seem like a good option at the time, but don’t do it! Keep working out and stay in shape. You really do look good now! Don’t forget about making yourself happy. Life is scary but everything works out in the end.


If i could go back to myself when I was in high school, the first thing I would tell myself is to start thinking ahead. When I was a senior, I wasn’t worried about things like how to pay for college or making friends. I was very closed minded with the fact that everything would be taken care of for me, just like it was in high school. I would tell myself to save as much money as I could so I wouldn’t have to stress out later. I would also tell myself to try and be as open as possible to make new friends. The first week of school seemed to fly by with ease. After midterms I realized I needed to step it up. That is why the second thing I would tell myself is to learn how to study and focus more with school work. Although my grades in high school were good, my first semester, I really struggled in my classes. I didn’t realize I actually needed to work for my grades. I can’t go back and change the past, but I can learn from it to benefit my future.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself about college, I would have a lot to say. First, I would tell myself to spend as much time with my family and friends as possible. The community college that I attend is five hours away from my home town. I have an extremely close relationship with my family, especially my mother. I miss seeing my family everyday and I wish I took more advantage of seeing them before I left for school. Second, I would make better study habits for myself. I had fairly decent study habits before, however, college is a completely different educational environment. I have learned to really discipline myself which is something I appreciate. Lastly, I would tell myself to make sure I stay close with old high school friends because I have, unfortunately, not stayed in touch with some of them. Though I have tried keeping ties with old friends, they are busy with school, jobs, etc. I completely understand that they are busy. If I could go back to my senior year I would create as many memories with friends and family as possible.


If I was to go back and talk to myself about collage life and the transition, I would tell myself to not to rush and to take your time. I would tell myself not to feel bad when he couldn’t get into UWEC right away, and to not to sweat it when the times get hard because just when it was really sucking it got better and everything turned out in the end. And finally I would tell myself to keep your guard up and let no one use you for his or her own benefit.


Dear Kayla, I know you're anxiously planning ahead for college and trying to get throught the last year of high school. However, just because you are already accepted into college, don't give up trying hard and putting forth your best effort. It is still worth the extra mile. That being said, don't stress out too much about school work. Be sure to enjoy your time with family and friends too. Soon you will be living in another city and will only be able to see them once in a while, so enjoy your time now. Do you remember how nervous you were before you started middle school and high school? Well there was nothing to worry about was there? Everything turned out just fine and you loved it! Well, college is no exception. Just enjoy every moment and know that there is no need to be nervous. The negative peer pressure won't dissapear so be aware of that and make friends with the right people. College is a time to forge lasting relationships and learn as much as you can about this big world of ours! Take advantage of the many opportunities availible! Love, Kayla


The main advice I would give myself is to continue to work hard. College truly is nothing like high school. The work load is a lot more difficult and takes a lot more time to complete, but it really is managable if you just take the time to sit down and do the work without procrastination. Unlike high school, believe it or not, almost every single student studies for finals. Every study lounge and floor of the library is completely filled. Although your coursework is your top priority, don't forget to take time off to spend time with friends and do things your love. College is not all about getting black-out drunk and high. There are several activities each weekend that don't involve these substances, and college students are very accepting even if you say "no". It is easy and comfortable to go to parties without consuming a single drop of alcohol or doing any drugs. Stay strong, remember your beliefs, and you will do just fine.


If I could go back in time to myself as a high school senior, I would make sure to tell myself that I need to learn how to study because biology classes are hard. I would also tell myself to be less shy and try harder to make friends at college because this is a place where I can start over and not have to worry about what people thought about me in high school. I would tell myself to save money and apply to as many scholarships as I could. I would also tell myself to just have fun.


Hello there high-school version of myself! Are you ready for college? I do not think so! What are you doing taking only two AP classes? Those are free! Take some more, college credits are expensive. And make sure you save those enormously helpful note packets from high school, they do not just hand them out anymore. I know you are not used to studying just for fun, but you better start getting used to it! For every hour of class you have, study two hours outside of it. Buckle down and stay away from extensive partying, if you can avoid it completely, DO IT. Get used to sharing a room; it is not as easy as you remember from when you were little. College is full of freedom, but more importantly responsibility. Go to class, and get there on time. Classes and tests are hard enough already, you need to stay on your professor’s good side! Show up, be prepared, and participate. Get noticed by your professors, they can be awesome references! College is hard but can be a ton of fun. It will probably be one of the most rewarding things you will do!


I would advise myself to start working earlier to earn more money for college. Also, I would have taken more college classes in high school to have more credits. Otherwise, I think I did pretty well in high school to prepare myself.


When I first came to college I was shy and timid. Now looking back I would tell myself to talk to every one, be outgoing, and to just be myself. In college, people care less about what you wear and how you look. They get to know the "real" you, and I think that is excellent. I would tell myself to try new things, even if they make me uncomfortable because you won't enjoy college and life unless you put yourself out there and step out of your comfort zone. I would advise myself to do these few things,live it up and enjoy college because it goes by fast.


This is a touch question because I would give myself so much advice. As I look back, I wished I had came to school knowing what I wanted to do and how to approach my goal. I came to school thinking what I knew what I wanted to do but that was the not the goal that I headed towards. I'm quite disappointed because I have set myself back a few semesters with the extra classes I took that I didn't need. Now, I know better and that would be the best advice I can myself when I was a high school. Therefore, it would have saved me some time and money.


I would tell me self to take my studies more seriously. I was immature leaving high school and partied all the time and skipped class so my grades as a freshman were not as good as they could have been. I have been getting great grades since then and I am still brought down by my freshman grades.


Visit many colleges so you know what type and which location will fit you best.


Dear High School Me, College won’t be easy. It’s a lot more work than high school. It will take a while to figure out what you really want to major in. Before you sign up for classes, find out who the good professors are from upperclassmen, and use! You don’t like biology as much as you thought and should start off going for nursing because it’s a tough program to get into and is going to take you some extra semesters to graduate. Living with your parents doesn’t work. Find your own place. It’s much easier to concentrate away from home and on your own time schedule. Having roommates is awesome and they will keep you from getting bored. It’s also nice to always have someone to walk to class with. Study hard and don’t procrastinate! Once you figure things out college will get better. College Me


Dear High School Me, Make mistakes. Make LOTS of mistakes. You don't have to be perfect to succeed in life, nor is it even possible. So stop trying to be perfect and let yourself live a little. Go out and make mistakes, for that is how you learn. Through your mistakes you will discover who you are and who your true friends are. You'll discover how you can achieve what you want out of life in your own way. No elderly advice or self-help book will teach you better about living your life than making mistakes. So get off the futon, set aside the bowl of ramen, and go have some fun without worrying about the correct way of doing things. Go out and make mistakes. You'll thank me.


If I could back in time, I would tell myself not to worry about my reputation, but worry about my character. The difference between character and repuataion, is reputation is how others view you, and character is what you are really made up of inside. Being popular, dressing to impress, and saying things to get attention are all things I did in high school, and not really part of who I am. I didn't want to dress in polos and expensive jeans, but rather school spirit tshirts and shorts. I was always trying to make people like me for accomplishments I didn't exactally do, making me very fake. I wish I would have listened to my heart, and why not take crazy chances for things that I wanted to do! I really wanted to be friends with the popular kids, but they were not always nice and I felt like I was being fake just so they liked me. I should have made better friends that


Really think about your future. What are you really interested in? What are your goals in life? What are you really passionate about? What would love to learn about as much as you really can? Where do you see yourself in 4 years? In 10years? If you've worked part time jobs, like a lot of high school kids. Did you enjoy it? Now imagine, if you never went to college, what kind of jobs would you be qualified for? Would you be happy working in those kinds of jobs? Can you make a decent living out of them? Would you have benefits, such as health insurance, dental, vacation, sick time, life insurance, retirement? Did you know that your peers who have a college degree, will make aproximately $500,000 more in their lifetimes than those who who do not have a degree? They even have more career stability than you would, with out a college degree. Would'nt you rather work harder with your mind, than with your body? Certain jobs, very hard manual labor jobs, are ok, until your body gives out-which it will, as you get older. Now REALLY think about that, and apply yourself!


Catie, I want to tell you that college is not as scary and not as directed towards the 4.0 students as it seems. College is for people who want to learn. You know you love to learn more than some of your straight A student friends, don't compare yourself to them. Don't mistake your B's and C's in english for incompetency. I'll let you in on a little secret; know that when you write your college papers, you will get and A on every single one, and know that you will develop a love for writing that is absent in your current High School experience. Know that you realize the wis message your mom told you every night at dinner, that you never know how you will feel about something until you try it for yourself. In college you will participate in clubs and events and you will be surprised of how much your mind expands. Try to embrace this expansion now because I believe it will only make you a brighter more well-rounded individual, which is more valuable to me, to you, than a perfect GPA.


Tour your university before you make your decison. It is important to get a feel of what you will be doing and where you will be for the next 4 years of your life.


As a high school senior I began to get very scared of leaving home to attend a university I had never even toured. After accepting the offer and officially being registered as an incoming freshman, I wondered if I had made a mistake. I would leave behind the town I grew up in, where I had been accepted by the local university, and leave behind my friends and family who mean the world to me. Now, as a college Junior, if given the chance, I would tell my younger self many things. I would begin with, "you made the right choice." I would then go on to explain how beautiful the campus is, how helpful and friendly the staff and other students are. I would explain how the classes are taught by some of the most compassionate professors who treat you as an equal and help as much as you need. I would end by letting myself know that I will make lifelong friends who will make the next three years amazing, but my friends back home will always be there as will my family. However, I don't think I would tell myself, the mystery is half the fun.


I would say be yourself earlier. You are amazing with many quality traits that others desreve to see. You shouldn't hide behind a facade the is unreal and untrue to who you are. I understand that living within a different culture is difficult but letting others in and being fully aware of yourself will allow you to go far in this world.


I would give my self the advice of, get motivated. I feel I missed out on a few opportunities because I wasn't self motivated enough. I relied on my closest friend to keep me motivated. When I finaly motivated myself, everything became so much easier and a lot more fun!


The advice I would give myself as a high school senior would be to not let the small things get to you. All seniors feel the stress of moving on to college, new friends, new places, and figuring out yourself. I would tell myself to study hard, yet enjoy the experience as much as possible. Go to all the school events; pepfests, football games, ect. Just feel the senior experience before its gone. Also, don't take relationships too seriously. It really is true, that once you move on to college, some friends will stick with you, while others won't.


If I could go back in time and give advice to my high school self, I would tell myself to RELAX! The transition to college will be stressful no matter what, but I feel that I rushed through the end of high school...especially the summer before college, worring about going to college. Knowing how much your life and priorities change while in college I think it is extremely important for high schoolers to enjoy where they are in life. Enjoy your friends. Enjoy your sports. Enjoy your classes...yes, go to class. Enjoy your clubs. Enjoy your family. Enjoy your school. Enjoy your teachers. Enjoy the relationships you have built. And lastly, appreciate all the things you have enjoyed throughout high school. Your life will change, for the better :), in just a few months!


Stefanie, I'm not going to give you a long drawn out speech about your transition into college because you probably won't listen. With that being said, I will say this though; BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF! You know yourself better than anyone else. You know your limits, how much you can handle, as well as your boundaries. Make the best decisions for YOU. Never try to out due yourself. As soon as you get settled in, make a schedule and list your priorities in order! Take care of business first and celebrate later. You can't possibly have fun knowing you might fail a test in the morning! There is no greater reward than the feeling of COMPLETION! Network! Network! Network!!! Always carry a pen on you. Sometimes, in this world, it's about who you know and those wonderful people you will meet throughout college. Most importantly, stay focused and keep your eye on the prize. Look at it this way; you hold the key to your future! Your actions, dedication, and drive can determine just how great it turns out. Never except No for an answer, when there is always a YES to the solution!


If I could go back in time, I would tell myself to apply myself more in high school. There are many times in which that I wish I would of payed more attention to subjects in high school. If I would of studied maybe a little more it could of benefited me more when studying for my college exams which are much harder than exams given in high school. I would also tell myself that when I go to college, that I make sure to study more my first semester and over studying is not a bad thing.


If I could go back in time I would tell myself to work hard, but to enjoy life. You have your whole life ahead of you to work so make sure that you enjoy high school while you can. At the same time it is still incredibly important to keep up the hard work as it will provide you for more opportunities in the future. College is a lot of hard work, but it can be fun if you make it. Be social and introduce yourself to the people you see when you get to college. The more people you meet the more advice you can be given. Some of the advice won't help, but some of the advice you will recieve will stick with you forever. Enjoy life.