Graduation is just around the corner. High school seniors will walk across the stage, move their tassel and move into the “real world.”
Before they take off and make the world their own, licensed professional counselor, Aimee Campbell has a must do list for high school seniors.
1. Learn how to (quickly) get ready in the morning Whether you’ve slept in for an extra half hour or are racing to make that day-to-night, transition, you’ll quickly learn that young adults are always on the go! Take this summer to learn quick and easy makeup routines. Your life will be a lot less stressful once you’ve mastered an efficient process.
2. Cook for your family Since we’re talking about giving your parents the attention they deserve, why not cook for them? Not only are you in charge of the menu, but it’s also a nice way to thank your parents for all their help. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be the next Rachael Ray to partake in this one. “If you’re not a good cook, make it fun and research some recipes on Pinterest.”
3. Spend time with your parents This just in: hanging out with your parents is cool again. Gone are the days when your dad dropped you off a block and a half away from school. Believe us, you’re going to miss your parents when you don’t see them every day. Cherish the time you have left with your parents this summer by running errands with them or hitting the movies.
4. Let’s talk about social media. let’s be honest, everyone uses social media to stalk newest friends. So, Clean up social media. You don’t know who else might be looking at it: future employer, roommate, sorority/fraternities. If you are not on LinkedIn, it is like a professional Facebook. Why not get one! Connect with old classmates, former teachers, and even your parents’ friends.
5. Make an appointment with your doctor Make sure you are healthiest you can be
- What’s your doctor’s phone number?
- Where should you refill your prescriptions at school?
- When should you make your next appointment?
- Who should you contact if you need a doctor at school?
- Take a notepad with you to jot down answers so you won’t forget any important details from your appointment.
6. Get inspired Though you can’t reinvent yourself overnight, make a Pinterest board for the type of person you want to become. Motivational or heart-filled quotes, decorating your first apartment, outfit boards, this will serve as your motivation to become the best you that you can possibly be.
7. Have a hometown pride day home is where the heart is. take a day to appreciate it for what it’s worth. Your hometown love may significantly increase once you move away. Go to your favorite café and restaurants. Stop by the park you used to play on all the time when you were in kindergarten. When you’re homesick, at least you can remember your fun dedication day.
8. Start reading the news everyday infuse reading the news into your daily routine. Not only should we be well informed, teachers bring up current events in class, be prepared
9. Take a self-defense class sometimes we are at the wrong place at the wrong time. Ease your mind by taking a self-defense class with your friends. It’s a great skill to have and you can bond with your friends. While this does not give you the excuse to walk in a sketchy part of town all by yourself, you can be a little more confident.
10. Get organized. A clean and tidy space does wonders for your sanity! Organize everything: room, closet, computer. high school wardrobe should be different from your college or work clothing. Sell your old clothes for a few extra bucks or donate
A CAMPBELL COUNSELING
AIMEE CAMPBELL, LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR
3014 SW 26th Suite 4000