7 Reasons Why You Should Be Glad You Are Done With High School
First off, Congratulations on graduating! You put in hard work to receive a book that doesn't even have the piece of paper that says you've passed high school yet. You'll get it in the mail in a week or so. I'm sure your parents, family, friends, and even you might have shed some tears at graduation. They hate seeing their little babies grow up, but that doesn't mean you need to be sad! It just means you now have an open slate to do what you want and gain new life experience.
Here are 7 reasons why you should be glad high school is over:
1. College Is Better
High school teachers gave so much busy work! Some were great at teaching and taught you important stuff, but others were just horrible. When we asked math teachers why students needed to know this stuff and if we would ever really use it in the real world, they did not have an answer. P.E. classes were a joke. Did anyone ever get taught how to write checks, learn how to get insurance, or fill out taxes in high school? Sadly, most people have to learn those on their own.
Luckily, in college, professors actually take their classes more serious. It is your fault if you do not do your work. It separates the lazy from the hard workers. Professors do not usually give busy work. They give you information that is actually used in the real world. Going to college does not seem like a waste of time!
2. You Find Out Who Your Friends Are
People who have a ton of friends in high school will either lose them due to distance or they'll just be friends who only talk every once in a while. People have always said your college friends will last forever. If you do keep some friends from high school though, those are some pretty great bonds and should be cherished.
3. No More Drama
High school has always brought around drama. He said she said are for the children in high school. Leave those drama queens in high school and grow up being a mature adult. No one needs to know about your #mcm boyfriend that you post every week trying to make your ex boyfriend jealous when its really you trying to get attention from your ex boyfriend. Knowing who slept with who, who is dating or broke up, or even these days who got pregnant doesn't matter! Let people live their own lives.
4. You Get to Leave Home
Remember how you always had to ask your parents if you could go do something with your friends? Well, graduating high school is the best opportunity to finally leave home and have that freedom. It gives you the chance to be the boss of yourself. It also gives you the life experience of how the choices you make can effect your life. Just because you have that freedom does not mean you should go wild. It's great to make your own choices but its best to make the right ones.
5. You Find Out What It Is Like to Be an Adult
Getting to leave home means you are either in a dorm or your own apartment. In a dorm you'll have to pay for your own food, cook for yourself, clean, do your laundry, pay for gas, and other expenses that you wish. You'll probably have a job as well because tuition is expensive! Unless you've received a full ride scholarship or your family is rich.
If you get an apartment, rent is due every month! Along with the utilities you have to pay. Some apartment complexes need you to have a credit card so they can look at your credit score. Making payments on time is very important and you can't be lazy about it. Paying for food, gas, and other expenses is another big feature. It really makes a teen learn how to manage money and live like an adult.
6. You Find a Career
Some teens already have plans for college and know exactly what they are going to do with their life. Others have no clue on where to go or what to do. If you are a teen that has no idea on what to do, do not worry about it! You'll find out soon enough. If you go to college and pick a degree, you might end up changing degrees. That's ok! Other people have done it and have still been successful. Most people who get their degree do not even end up working for their degree. It's just the fact that you have a degree that matters.
Some teens might take a year off between high school and college to try to find out what they want to do. College has general education classes that need to be taken to obtain any degree. So still attending college and just taking your GE classes will not let you get behind and will still give you some knowledge on what you might want to do for a degree.
Once you do find out what you want to do, it is one of the best feelings in the world. It's like you actually have a plan and you are doing something with your life!
7. You Will Be Happier
Graduating high school opens the door to so many opportunities. The road you travel can lead to anywhere you want. The people you will meet will give you life lessons for the next event that comes your way. Do not think of graduating high school as a door closing, think of walking forward and stepping into a new room that has many doors inside of it. So many ways to be happy and not held down.