*This is a series in which I share posts from the Xanga I kept from November 2004 – May 2009. (Senior in high school – senior in college.) I’m going to try my hardest to refrain from editing out lame jokes, embarrassing over-sharing, and the vaguely homophobic things I said to try to sound cool. Also, my computer autocorrects to make sure sentences begin with a capitalized letter, but please know that absolutely nothing was capitalized. The shift key wasn’t even invented until around 2010, right?

Sunday, November 28, 2004

It’s so easy to forget to be thankful, isn’t it?

I don’t know about you guys, but I spent so much of this break worrying about things… school, work, college, relationships, etc. When I actually thought about it, it all seemed so silly.

Grades- I see so many of my friends competing for the best grades/class rank/GPA, but these people I don’t think realize how lucky they are simply to be intelligent. Intelligence is such a gift, and I hate when people take it for granted or sell themselves short by putting so much pressure on themselves to be the best, like it matters. 10 years from now will it matter what grades you got in highschool? Just be thankful that you have intelligence, because that will open up so many opportunities to you in life, and that’s whats important.

College- I know everyone is stressing out about college, myself included. But we all know that we’ll get accepted somewhere, even if it’s not our first choice, even if it’s not a “top” school. We all have the potential to be successful and happy at whatever college we end up going to as long as we keep the right attitude. And all of us at Parkway Central are insanely lucky to have parents that can support our education and afford to send us to college at all, don’t forget that.

Relationships- This is a tricky one, probably the one I struggle with the most. Friends/boyfriends/girlfriends come and go so quickly in high school, it’s impossible to not let it bring you down at times. But the people who really care about you and who are really worth it are always going to be there, even if your relationship with them changes or even if you go through a period where you aren’t on the best of terms. If it’s meant to work out, it will. Be glad that you have people to sit with at lunch and people who you look forward to seeing at different parts of the day. Not everyone has that. And most importantly, don’t forget to forgive people, because we all do/say things that we shouldn’t when we are hurting, and everyone deserves another chance. And don’t forget to turn to your family, because they will be there for you no matter what.

I hope you all had a good break, cya tomorrow (winky face)

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