5 Things I Didn’t Expect To Change After I Graduated High School

Read these tips to get through the beginning of college

High school can sometimes be a drag. Especially when you’re a second semester senior. Every day drags on, and all you can think about is going to college. While college might be one of the best times of your life, some things are bound to change when you leave high school. Here are some tips to help you prepare for the next phase of your life

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1. Make new friends, but keep the old

More often than not, people change a lot in high school. Don’t be alarmed if you start to feel like your friend crew is breaking up: sooner than later, you’ll meet your new #GirlSquad. Keep your old friends around, though.

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2. You’ll immediately feel more independent 

It’ll become harder to ask your parents for money or an allowance, because you’ll be so set on making it on your own.

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3. Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket

Still in love with the cutie from math class? Keep him in your vision, but don’t deny talking to another boy who may be going to the same college as you.

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4. You may feel like you never want to leave home

You know how parents have empty nest syndrome when all of their kids leave home? Well, you’ll have the same feeling when you are expected to venture to a new town at a new school. Don’t forget where you came from, though!

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5. It’s all a part of the journey

Get ready to take on the world, because this new chapter in your life is about to begin.

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Alexa Curtis is a teen influencer + blogger. She founded A Life in the Fashion Lane in 2012 and now runs her site full-time, inspiring teens across the globe to follow their dreams and do what they love.

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