What I Wish I'd Known In School...

by - November 20, 2017

Hello...

I had mixed emotions about school and in all honesty, I didn't hate it!
I finished school a few months ago and these are a few things I wish I had known while I was there...

Friends come and GO.

I remember coming home from school bursting with gossip ready to tell my mum about the people at my school.
I wasn't the type to get involved with drama so it rarely involved me but I have had my fair share of fall outs with girl 'friends'. I know you've probably heard this saying a MILLION times but the people I claimed to be 'best friends forever' with in Primary School are definitely not the people I occasionally meet up with now.

People will dislike you even if you've never spoken to that person in your life!

I used to get so upset at school if somebody gossiped about me or told somebody that they didn't like me. It's IMPOSSIBLE to get everyone to like you, whether you agree or not. I know of a few people that didn't like me in school and I could never really understand why. My biggest piece of advice is to focus on the people who do like you and are bringing something positive into your life.

Grades are important BUT if you don't get the grades you want, it's not the end of the world!

I luckily passed all my SATs, GCSE's and A-Levels and managed to get the grades I needed to become a nurse! However, if you didn't get the grades you were hoping for then you don't need to worry! There is almost always an alternative route that you can go down, even if it takes longer than you expected it'll be worth it in the long run.

I'm hoping this post might help some of you who are still at school.
Does anybody else have any advice they can give?

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29 comments

  1. Great post. When I was in school, I never thought that one day I wouldn't have a close group of girl mates and that the girl friends I did have would be with me forever. I was SO wrong and I talk to nobody from my old friendship group now - all for different reasons. But it's important to make the most of it for that reason, appreciate them while they're there but realise that these friends might only be with you for a small part of your life.

    Jenny 🎀
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. Couldn't agree more! I don't talk to any of my old friends now really x

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  2. Great post! You learn so much as you get older. I agree with all these points.

    I say it often that "someone will always have something to say about you."

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

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  3. Great post! Although I didn't go to public school I can still relate with these from work.

    A Sparkle Of Grace

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  4. I agree with these. I'm in my thirties now and I look back and realise that it was so easy to get caught up in one drama or another when I was at school, or to over worry when it came to exams. Life has a funny way of working out though :)

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    1. It sure does! I worried so much about my exams x

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  5. Great post. You never stop learning! x

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  6. Great post! I noticed a lot of these things the minute i left school so i wish i knew them whilst i was actually in it! x

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    1. Yeah, me too! That's why I wrote the post, hopefully it'll help those that are still in school! x

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  7. Brilliant post, I hated school with a passion and now look back and see the people who made my life hell stuck and never moved on, where I have in every sense

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    1. Thanks so much! and I'm glad you have!

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  8. Gossip is inevitable at school, especially if you went to an all girls school (like I did). It often seemed you could never really tell who actually liked you and who was saying mean things behind your back. Once you get older you can figure out who is worth your time and worry a little better. Great post :)

    Lon x

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    1. Omg I can't even begin to imagine how much gossip takes place in girls school! Thanks so much for your comment :)

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  9. This is so relatable, I agree with all of the paragraphs. I had to learn friends come and go when I lost all of them after college! But I've realised people grow and change and that is okay.

    Maya x
    http://allthingspinkuk.com

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  10. This post really resonated with me. You're right, the so called best friends I had at school? I don't see a single one of them nowadays, we've just drifted apart naturally. And I love your advice on just focussing on the people who do like me and are bringing something positive into my life. That's the best way to be happy in friendships - IRL and online. Lovely read, x

    Lisa | www.lisasnotebook.com

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    1. Me neither! I'm glad you liked the post, thanks for your lovely comment :) xx

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  11. I think that recognising friends come and go is important at all stages of life. People change and develop different interests as time passes but that's ok :) xx

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  12. ‘People will dislike you, even if they don’t know you’ has never range more true than with me - I remember girls in the years above took an instant disliking to me when I first started, but wanted to be my friends after a few years.. School had its elements of ridiculousness, but I genuinely do miss it! 💔

    Andi | www.andthenzen.co.uk

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    1. That is so true! I do miss it sort of too :( x

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  13. I think when you leave school you leave the bubble and you get a reality check, you realise that outside, in the real world, there's bigger things to deal with. Same happens with any life milestone I think. If I could go back and give my twenty something self a talking to I would!

    Hannah @ The Northern Writes | www.thenorthernwrites.co.uk

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  14. Great post! I wish I had known how hard work real life was going to be and have been more prepared for life things like looking after your family etc... xx

    www.juderivers.com

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  15. Have to agree with all the sentiments here. I think as well I wish I had spoken up for myself more when i was young as well, unfortunately people tend to believe the first thing they hear (we all do it in some small way), so no one is going to fight your corner unless you do and after all it is okay to stick up for yourself even if its a small thing.

    Jen xx

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  16. Totally agree with all of this! I had such a tight group of ‘best friends’ in school but most of us grew apart completely in college and now I barely see anyone from school whatsoever now or from college!

    Ellie x

    http://elliesbitsofbeauty

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  17. Love this post, its so honest. Thanks for sharing! x

    Jamie | www.jamies-corner.com

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