What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

Alyx, Kevin, Erika, Ashanti, and Michelle share what they would tell their younger selves.

I would tell my younger self to be patient and keep pushing forward. Try to not overwhelm yourself with an absurd workload, it does you more harm than good along the road of success. Ultimately, what you need is drive, because “success is the ability to move from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm” (Churchill). And most importantly, learn to take care of your well being physically, emotionally, and mentally. – Kevin D.

I would tell my younger self that people don’t lie when they say time flies. I would say that going into high school I thought I wouldn’t be able to handle it, but I have done great so far. I love my classes, my classmates are family, and I have gotten to do so many fun things. I would tell my younger self that with college coming next and I’m ready to tackle it just like I did high school! – Ashanti H.

I would tell my younger self that it is okay to fight injustice while still living my life and that it is also okay to take a break from fighting. – Alyx S.

Looking back on my past years in high school, the one thing that I would tell my younger self is how hard it is to actually enjoy high school while maintaining good academic grades. Time management is a very important tool to work on; it has played a huge role in my academic life. – Erika I.

I would tell my younger self that while in High School don’t stay in extracurriculars for a long time just because you think that it would look good for college applications. It’s better to do less extracurriculars where you are actively participating (part of the leadership) and that you are passionate about, because those end up being your personal statements for college applications (and your most fond high school memories).  – Michelle N.

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