Letter to My High School Self: Ms. Wanjon


Dear High-School Self,

I am writing to you from five years in the future. A lot has happened in these past five years. Life has treated you pretty well: you graduated high school, got into Boston University despite the people that thought you wouldn’t, you graduated from BU with a degree in Social Studies Education and now you are back at your alma mater as the cheer advisor and are teaching government. There are so many different lessons I learned. Some tough to deal with, others not so much. The main reason I’m writing this letter to you is to remind you that everything that is going on in your life is molding you for the future. Here are some points that I wish someone would’ve told me when I was in high school:

The best time of your life is right now and in a few years from that moment, the best time of your life will have changed. What I mean by that is if you live in the moment with bliss and positivity.  Each day will be the best time in your life regardless of what is happening around you. Each year time moves faster. With every passing year I realized that my days become shorter and shorter. It seems like yesterday I was graduating in my Hart cap and gown on the COC football field and now here I am five years later back at Hart. I guess the point I would like to make is,slow down every once in a while to appreciate what life has given you. Enjoy each day of high school/college. The good and the bad because there is always something to learn from every passing day.

Enjoy your time at Hart. Do not regret a single moment. Go to the game, go see the play your friends are in, go to the dance! In a few years, you will look back and realize how precious your time in high school was. Sure, be excited about the future, but don’t forget about what’s in front of you right now.


Your Present-Day Self