10 on the 10th- May

It’s Friday!

It’s my last Friday of the school year! We only have 2.5 days next week and then we are done!

Today, it’s my monthly 10 on the 10th link-up and we are sharing 10 things we would tell our high school self.

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Here is what I came up with:

  1.  Stop comparing yourself to others~ You be YOU!  There is no other person like you.  I am WAY more confident with myself now than I was in HS.  I wish I would’ve rocked more confidence back then.
  2. Be nicer to your mom and dad.  I honestly didn’t have much of an attitude with my parents, but I did think I knew better than they did.  I wish I was kinder and better “friends” with them.  Who would’ve thought I only had 14 years with my dad after HS?  CHERISH the time with your people!
  3. You will be okay.  There will be TONS of things that you go through, but you will be okay.  I always worried about what my future held when I was in HS.  You can’t predict the future and I would’ve never thought I would go through half the stuff I’ve gone through…But guess what?? I am okay!
  4. There will be great advances made in make-up and hair products. Take advantage of this!  Your eyebrows will look good once again in the future! (something I always stressed about when I was younger)
  5. Enjoy the moment.  Don’t grow up too soon.  I always wanted to turn 18, then get married, etc.  In some ways, I grew up way too fast and truly didn’t enjoy my HS years.  I miss the days of no responsibilities and no bills!
  6. Everyone will be addicted to their cell phones when you are in your mid-thirties.  Be thankful social media wasn’t invented yet when you grew up!
  7. Life is short.  Go on the trip, take the day off, enjoy every moment.
  8. Chris will be your very best friend.  I’m so thankful my 15 year old self fell in love with Chris.  He is my best friend and such a loyal guy to me. 
  9. Stop wasting your time trying to be “cool”.  When you are 30 what really is “cool” anymore?
  10. Be the person you want to be.  Be weird, be quiet, be cool, be loud, be YOURSELF and excel at what you do!

What would you tell your HS self?

What year did you graduate in? I’m a 2003 graduate.

Here are a few of my favorite pics from my HS days:

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Thanks for reading today.  Hope your day is great!  Remember to make someone smile today.

And congrats to all our graduates graduating from HS tonight!

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15 thoughts on “10 on the 10th- May

  1. Great advice. I love the one about social media. It is definitely something I’m thankful for, that I didn’t have to deal with that as a kid!

  2. I’m also a 2003 grad!! {whoop} I love all this advice, and goodness, ‘cool’ was so a minivan ago! 😂🤣🤪 oh to go back to the days when I thought I was busy!

  3. I am so thankful I did not grow up with social media and had that down time at home away from all the school stresses.

  4. Great stuff! Oh, how different things were 50 years ago when I was in high school. I can hardly believe the difference. Happy Mother’s Day!

  5. I had a similar comment about my parents. I wasn’t terribly rude or disrespectful but now I wish I had just listened to my dad more. He was a sweet man but an odd bird and in high school, I wasn’t interested in hearing all about DNA and Darwin’s Theory of Evolution and Robert Frost. Now I wish I could spend just one more afternoon with him.

    Thank you for these 10 on the 10th posts, they are among my favorites.

  6. I loved the topic this month! I’m a little late to the party but I linked up today. I was like you, I was in such a hurry to grow up and get married, I wish I would have slowed down and enjoyed life more. And AMEN on no social media back in the day! I graduated in 2000. 🙂

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