Life after high school is basically the life before college; everything changes, you lose friends, you change entirely and you get to understand more things about life in general.
Some people say that life is totally better after high School while some disagree. So, in this post, I will explain the good and other parts of life before College.
The Good Part:
While you are out of high school, you will be gain more respect than usual because you have
got across one stage of life in studies. Your parents won’t just treat you or talk to you like the way they used to.
Also, more respect comes from behaving matured and letting go of unhealthy behaviours like
- Making Unnecessary noise
- Talking off point etc
And encouraging behaviours like
- Keeping promises
- Learning to know when to talk or to keep quiet
- Self Respect
All these great behaviours bring respect to you and make life after high school fun.
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2. New Life:
Life before College is a time to decide to adjust yourself and make plans on how your college life will be.
Sure you know that most friends will go after high school, some you won’t see again in your life and one or two that will change completely after school.
So you have an opportunity to adjust yourself and build up a new life and practice after high school.
How do I develop my life after High School?
- Choosing good friends
- Learn new skills
- Read non-academic books
- Think about a good career
- Get close to your creator
3. Life after High School – Freedom:
This is the number thing you gain once you are out of high school and in college.
You get to be freer than you were while in college. Funny enough, your parents will understand that you are no longer a kid so they will give you that freedom you seek.
In college, you have the utmost freedom because your parents are not there and nobody will tell you what to do and what not do.
You attend the classes you want, you go for any activity you want like parties, meetings, sports, in fact, you are totally in charge of how you make use of your time. This one thing that should be given more attention to when talking about life after high school.
Read this: Key tips on How to stay Focused in College
Can freedom be abused?
Yes, it can…let’s take a look at it properly…
In college, you have the freedom to do anything you wish to do
So, you can easily abuse it by going to places you are not supposed to go,
joining the wrong organization, building/following the wrong network of people which will have an adverse effect on you.
4. More Attention:
Life after high school makes you get more attention to yourself. Now, you get to care more about yourself, how you look, the kind of things you apply on your body.
This is more common with the ladies, most of them start applying makeup, a specific type of cream and they take good care of themselves.
One thing about life before College or even in college is that you need to give less attention to opinion of people around you. Try your best to live a happy life and enjoy your life in college.
Read this: Living Off-Campus vs On-Campus
The Other Part:
1.Life before College –Not your Desired College:
Even after all the fun and being the best student in your class in High school,
you might not get to the desired college that you want. It’s normal to happen to anyone but don’t let it weigh you down(its the beginning of life after high school).
That is why you are advised to apply for multiple colleges at the same time so that you can get admitted into at least one.
If you are still not admitted, you can get to a community college and study for a year then switch to the college of your choice.
Finally, if you are not satisfied with the idea of a community college, you can take a year off and reapply again.
Read this: 12 Reasons NOT to Study Abroad
2. Responsibility increases:
Who is a responsible student?
A responsible student is one who takes caution of his actions and words and makes sure it leads him to his goal.
Now, people are looking up to you to see the way you should behave, the way you should respond towards things and the decisions you make.
This is how you can be responsible…
Let me borrow the words of Jim Rohn, where he said, “To be a free life, you need to avoid three things,
- Blaming anyone
- Giving excuses
More tips on how to take responsibility
- Keeping Promises
- Managing your finances
- Talking responsibly
3. Break up:
I could remember the words of my close friend talking to his girlfriend in high school, telling her that he will marry her,
they will go to the same college, they will be talking to each other every day etc.
After high school, his girlfriend travelled abroad to study medicine while he stayed back to study in the college of his home town.
Distance and misunderstanding could not be handled well which lead to a break up after a year.
That’s life after high school, filled with new experiences, new people, a new way of life, a new view of thinking etc.
4. Life after High School – You will need more Money:
It’s only when you are given money that you will not understand that it’s difficult to make money.
Life after high school or invariably life in college made me understand that I have to be independent and stop asking my parents for money.
Have you have been in a situation where you ask your dad for money and he will reply
“What do you want to do with it?”
Does it piss you off? If it does, then you have to go and make money as a student.
How do I support myself?
Get a skill – Jim Rohn will always say, “Be Valuable”. Get a skill that someone can pay you for. It could be baking, drawing, cooking etc,
whatever legit skill that can earn you money, get it. When you start making small money, your parents will value you more because you now understand the value of money.
Life after college or even before College or if I want to be more specific, during college can have mountains to be climbed, it’s filled with ups and downs that I know that you can handle well if you follow the tips given in this post.
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