5/8/19

35 Things I Learned Sophomore Year of High School


Ahhh, sophomore year of high school, I honestly won't miss it (well, maybe I will in four years when I'm figuring out taxes and whatever else life throws my way, but until then, pshhhh).

I feel like I'm just clawing my way through school, trying to make it out alive and get passing grades. Nevertheless, I have learned a lot this school year. Here are just a few of the random lessons and tidbits (watch me publish this and then think of thirty-five more):



1. Notes are amazing, they make class go by faster, they're helpful when reviewing, and they save my life during tests. TAKE THEM.
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2. Family is EVERYTHING.
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3. Dissections are actually pretty interesting, but the smell is terrible. Although according to my friend, the smell of cutting up live animals whose functions are still working is worse (his dad is a vet).


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4. Rolling yourself into a blanket (or as I prefer a 'burrito of sadness') never solves anything.
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5. Quizlet = lifesaver!!
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6. Good people exist.
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7. Sometimes people just need someone to listen to them
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8. Running can help with stress big time.
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9. Sometimes change is for the best.
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10. If a boy starts sending you good morning and goodnight texts it doesn't mean he just wants to be friends, it usually means he's trying to escape the friend zone you put him in. 
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11. The aftermath of the said boy above^ trying to kiss you in front of everyone will be less dramatic if you keep your cool.
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12. It's not awkward until you make it awkward. 
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13. Will any of this drama matter in a month? Nope.
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14. According to my observations, 99.9% of high school relationships are pointless and will end in approximately five weeks.
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15. Tarteist eyeliner is amazinggggg. (+ it’s vegan and cruelty free!!)


Horrible pictures, but it goes on so well???
 Perfect for when you're in a hurry but still want to look awake. 
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16. The path is wayy narrower than people want you to think.
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17. Avoid fake people, you’ll be better off in the long run.
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18. Most people want to talk to you as much as you want to talk to them.
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19. God > Men
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20. If you want something, ask. 
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21. Notecards are the bestest.


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22. Don't hold people back just because you've been hurt in the past.
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23. Things always seem worse at night and better in the morning.
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24. Sometimes it's best to let things go.
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25. When your English teacher places a plastic apple on her desk the first day, brace yourself for a strange semester.
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26. Having an allergic reaction to Meningococcal vaccines is terrible.
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27.   There will always be people who want to bring you down, they aren’t worth the sleepless nights spent thinking about them.
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28.  It only takes a few seconds to text someone and let them know that you’re thinking about them. Do it.
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29. Extra credit will help you survive + pass biology.
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30. Take. Pictures. Always.
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31. You never really know someone until you play Spicey Uno with them.
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32. Don't forget to say goodbye and give goodbye hugs, you'll regret it if you don't.
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33. Never trust people who work too hard to look good.
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34. Just because you're lonely doesn't mean you're alone.
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35. At the end of the day, the Lord's opinion of you matters more than anyone else's.


What lessons did you learn this school year?

43 comments:

  1. Wow I love this. Talk about relatable! Especially: things always seem worse at night and the if he starts texting good morning and good night part. :) I've learned (to put it simply) that He's got it all...every detail, even ones no one knows about. :)Great post!

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  2. Ok, this is amazing!!! 11 to 13 sound like a great story is lying behind them ;) and LOVE 23 and 34. So true ;)

    keturahskorner.blogspot.com

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  3. (Treasure Sophomore year. Junior year is about five million times worse. -_-)

    Great post, Gray! Honestly, I really needed to read this today - School is ROUGH. (Whoever came up with the idea of final exams . . . *incoherent grumblings*) <3 Agreed - Notes are the absolute BEST, although it’s a pain taking them at the time. :)

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  4. I'm struggling with school at the moment (So. Much. Stress.) and this was totally something that I needed to hear. :) Awesome post!

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    1. I hope you feel better! It'll be over soon!!

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  5. Ooooh, love this!

    And... a boy tried to kiss you? ooooooooooohhhhhhhhh. Haha, jk, that had to be... awkward? IDK, boys just stare at me currently, they don't try to kiss me. But I would probably freak out if they did. How'd you not freak out?

    Love this post. <3

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    1. Yep, not the proudest moment in our friendship. I tried to play the old "stick a sticker on their back by patting them on the back" and he thought I was trying to hug him, so I went with it, until he started trying to lean down.
      >.<
      We both freaked out and walked away from each other quickly, we had a really awkward text conversation later but then it went back to normal.

      Thank you!

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    2. At least it went back to normal. That's a good friendship, then. :D I've had guys stop talking to me because I didn't feel the same they did and it's sad, but then I know they aren't a good friend. :D

      <3

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    3. He's always been a good friend, but I've always known we'd never work as anything more.
      That is super sad! :/

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  6. School is tuff! # 23 I so relate to. Have a great Summer!

    astorydetective.blogspot.com

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  7. Girl I wish I had held onto these truths my sophomore year. So beautiful!
    Random but I think #4 was the story of my past life haha.

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  8. Ahh yeeps, it sounds like school was crazy for you!! Thankfully, I'm homeschooled, so I don't go through the things most girls go through, but these are still really good tips!

    I'll pray for you!!

    ~ Lily Cat (Boots) | lilycatscountrygirlconfessions.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm homeschooled as well, lol!

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    2. *hides in embarrassment* Of course you are...I just apparently do not pay attention. 🙄 My apologies, Gray!!

      ~ Lily Cat (Boots) | lilycatscountrygirlconfessions.blogspot.com

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    3. *hides in embarrassment* Of course you are...I just apparently do not pay attention. *Sigh* My apologies!!!!


      ~ Lily Cat (Boots) | lilycatscountrygirlconfessions.blogspot.com

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    4. Don't be embarrassed! It's an honest mistake, and a lot of people in real life make it as well since I am very busy contrary to most stereotypes. :P

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  9. Ooof, sophomore year was the hardest for me. But yes! I loved this post. Thank you for sharing with me!

    ~Ceci

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  10. I really like this post! I am finishing up sophomore year and this is very relatable.

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  11. This is so relatable, Gray! #28 and #35 really resonate with me.

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  12. Wow, I love this! Each year of highschool has had its own individual challenges (this is my first year homeschooling in highschool), but there's always something positive to look back on!
    Also your eyeliner is amazzzzing. <3

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    1. Ooh, homeschooling is a super good experience (in my opinion at least)! You'll enjoy it. ^_^
      Thank you!!

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  13. Awww this post was so much fun! I love the truths and the fun facts and all of it together. Sorry you almost got kissed, that's embarrassing, but I LOVE the eyeliner.
    About people who work too hard to look good, it's a very hard topic. Some people believe that that is where their worth is located and maybe they are not so much self absorbed as extremely self conscious and just trying to figure it out. Also, that doesn't discourage from looking nicely and neat. My mom likes to bring up the example of the royal family, the princesses especially. They dress neatly, beautifully, burn modestly. As princesses of a much bigger kingdom, God's princesses, we should strive to represent Him respectfully and glorify Him. :D just a thought.

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  14. Running does help with stress!! It's amazing! There are days when my emotions are crazy and I don't feel like running but that's actually the best time to.

    And yes, I'm trying to get better at taking pictures more often! There are times when I went to a get together, friends house, etc. and realized that I don't have any pictures to remember it by.

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    1. Running is SO helpful!

      Yess, that's always so sad.

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  15. You learned a lot! I need that eyeliner, it's stunning.

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  16. Wow, you learned so many great things! Awesome post, Gray!

    God > Men. AMEN. Amen to a lot of these. <3

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  17. Hi Gray!
    I've been looking at your blog. I really like it! I've been reading some of your post and I have some questions that I was wondering if you could answer for me. According to you and what you believe and everything... Who is Jesus and what does/did he do? Who is God the father and what does he do? Who is the Holy Spirit and what does he do? Thank you so much!

    -AnnaKate

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    1. Hello, and welcome! :)

      Short answer of what I believe: the Bible, I try to keep it in context and not pick and choose.

      The answers to your questions:

      God, is the creator of of universe, Gen 1:1, Acts 14:15-17.

      Jesus is God's son, John 3:16, and is the mediator between God and mankind, 1 Tim 2:5, Heb 9:15, Rom 8:38-39, John 14:6.

      The Holy Spirit inspired man to write the bible, and now inspires us through the Word, Eph 6:17.

      They are all part of the Godhead, which we know because of the use of plural pronouns, Gen 1:26, John 1:1-18, Acts 5:3-4, Matt 3:16, 17; 28:19.

      These are, of course, just the notecard answers, if you want to have a discussion, email me, I am more than happy to talk to you.

      If you're wondering what I believe that's different from a lot of people:

      -I believe that baptism is needed for salvation and is a step, just like hearing (rom 10:13), believing (john 8:24), repenting (acts 2:38), confessing of faith (rom 10:9), baptism (mark 16:16, 1 Peter 3:21), and staying faithful (Col 1:21).

      I believe a lot of other things that seem odd to others until we study, but that's the biggest and most important one since it's salvation.

      As I said before, if you want to email me you can at: readinggirlcox@gmail.com, I'd love to have a discussion or answer any other questions in more depth.

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  18. Heyyyy! Nice updates to your blog and this post was super cute!! I love hearing your perspective on the small things like dating and how issues always seem better in the morning. And YES, good people are out there. <3

    I Just Happened

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