Love this post! I felt so many different emotions during my school studies, and now as a post graduate uni student planning on a masters next year, it's been really interesting to reflect.
- In year 12 I had a lot of things going on on top of my studies, and for anyone that feels like they're drowing in problems, it is totally okay to put your studies as a second priority to take care of yourself. Despite what many teachers say or do, your health and your mind are so much more important than a study score, and while I think you should still work as hard as you possibly can, nothing is worth neglecting yourself and your health.
- Post school is so much fun! I used to always use the idea of being 'free' from school as a motivator to just try my absolute hardest for a few months so I could then relax and enjoy my time, and to of course be proud of all your efforts. I also think the summer after my year 12 ended was possibly one of the most enjoyable summers I've had so far, look forward to that!
- Whether you go to uni, tafe, around the world or straight into a job, keep in mind that your are still so young and have your whole life ahead of you. There is no one single path you 'should' be going down. Everyone has their own plan (or if you don't that also ok!), and yours definitely does not have to live up to the expectations of others. Take your time! It could take you years to figure out your path, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
Hope this helps someone who might be struggling at the moment 🤗