How I Changed in High School

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Everyone has heard or been told, “high school is what you make of it.” High school is in fact what you make of it, but it is also the time of great change in everybody. Entering grade nine you still feel like a kid, your post-secondary and career choices are far from top priority. However, by grade twelve we become more mature and grow into young adults. Personally looking back to my grade nine self and comparing her to my college self of today, I am able to see changes in my character, my athletics and my goals. There are many aspects within my personal character in which have changed since entering grade nine. One of these aspects is my time management skills. When I first started out in grade nine, I used to rush home and rush through all my homework. Although this would seem like a good habit, the “rushing through my work” part was not working. The homework would be done but sloppy and just finished to say it was done so I could go out. After four years though, I have learned my lesson and do my homework efficiently. It is important to read over your notes and study hard in order to get good grades. As well, I needed to learn which assignments where most demanding and important that night. In grade nine, I used to leave the hard stuff for last and crash half way through. Now I know that I have to write my essays first instead of finishing the art collage. After the four years, I had finally figured out how to balance school, work, friends and family, which is one of the most important things to learn. Another aspect that has changed is my friends. By grade twelve I had established my main group of friends. My group consisted of elementary friends I had known for quite some time and others are new friends I have grown close to over the past few years. However, in grade nine we are all scared and making friends left right and centre as so not to be left out, or at least I was. Over four years, I had made, as well as, lost friends. We all need to grow and...
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