Things I Learned This School Year.
Hello there, so since I’m done with my first grade of high school for over a month now I thought it would be really nice to share with you some of the things I learned throughout this year that I really think have changed who I am today, cause at the end of the day it’s not all about books it’s about taking care of yourself first. Let’s go!
• Love your body: Oh hun I can not stress this enough; I went into high school being so insecure about my body (believing I was fat at 55 kilos which is just crazy) and generally not feeling so great about myself with my acne, crappy phone etc. Learn to appreciate yourself throughout this year. I became so comfortable with my weight because I exercise every once in a while and I am very careful of what I eat and I know I’m doing the best I can. Did I gain 7 kilos?? Yes I did, but I know that this weight gain was so necessary since I was feeling so weak and dizzy at times before, and because I chose studying over gym. So if you feel upset about your body it’s seriously something that with dedication you can reach every goal you have for it, it’s natural that if you study all day and don’t have time or energy to work out your body will gain two kilos or three but that’s life baby and we are humans so don’t beat yourself up because your stomach got bigger or your thighs IT’S NATURAL❤️.
• Reconsider your friends: As we grow as people and personalities it’s natural to change the people we hang out with. Either because they don’t have the same beliefs or values as us or because they’re underestimating and insult us in any possible way. For me this year racists, homophobes, sexists and every other person that was violating other people’s rights was just cut off of my life, no need for all this negativity trust me.
• Allow yourself to make mistakes: Assignments all wrong or out of subject, essays that came out completely awful, Science tests that I completely failed; it’s all part of the program. Don’t freak out. I had one specific subject last year that went miserably awful, Science. Didn’t understand the teacher, the stuff we were doing and overall couldn’t keep up with the pressure because I had my mind in classes that I was really interested in like Ancient Greek or History. If this happened in Junior High I would probably cry if I had seen these grades, but now that I realized that what I want to do has nothing to do with Science and I didn’t fail at the class I really want to focus on the things that matter for my future (without this meaning that you don’t try just a bit to do something at the subject you’re not interested at). Always keep your notes in class, always behave kindly, and if you don’t get it at the tests and all that like me, grab your teacher and tell him that you can’t understand and that you’re trying, it’s better to let him know that you can’t learn it than let him think you don’t care about his class.
• Find and accept who you are: For me I think that the most outstanding thing I did this year was coming out to my family. Reached a very very very low point of my life (real depression) and got myself almost to the top within months. It’s going to be difficult and it will take a lot of work (or help, maybe professional) and courage to find out what is happening inside your head more so to explain all this to the people that know you and love you the most, your family and friends. At the age of 16 it’s really difficult to realize what you want to do in your life, surround yourself with good hearted people, even finding out your sexuality. Please try and do the best that you can to realize who you are as a person. For me what really motivated me to get me to know myself better and let the person I am to come out to everyone as well (even tho it seems a little negative) was that I was thinking that if I die I want my people to know what friend or son they had by their sides, something that pushed me to find out what things and values I live by and make other people know that as well. Who I really am.