Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The Real World: A Mom’s Take on it All
I loved high school. I’m not here to bash it…or make fun of it.
High school was one of my favorite times. I have only fond memories. And I often wish I could go back and relive it.
Not everybody can say that.
But it’s true, what they say. That it’s not “reality.”
The real world is so very different.
But so many high school kids live or die for what high school means to them. And for some of them, it really is their “heyday.”
What you don’t realize, when you’re smack dab in the middle of it, is how insignificant high school really is, compared to the rest of life.
Now, I’m not here to steal anybody’s thunder. EVERYONE deserves to have good high school years.
But how realistic is that, especially these days? With all of the bullying and peer pressure and pressure to excel…to go above and beyond. It’s such a volatile time, for so many.
And if you’re not popular…or accepted… High school can be an absolute nightmare.
I don’t want to sound like I’m knocking kids that are in school. All kids have their wants, needs, desires and challenges.
It’s just all kids (teens especially) should realize that this is just the beginning of your life. There’s so much more out there to experience.
For all of you teens out there (whether you’re in public school, private school, or if you’re homeschooled)…don’t let the little stuff get to you.
Take it easy, take it slow and enjoy the ride!