Do you know what time it is? It’s a start of a new school year (and also the start of NFL Season but we will talk about that another time)! From pre-K to college. I have 2 siblings, one that will be entering her senior year and the other starting his first year of college. I also nanny a little girl that will be entering the 4th grade! These 3 kids have grown up so fast right before my eyes. Time truly does fly. It’s an exciting years for all of them but also nerve racking as well because its a start of a new school year. This year they will gain new friends, lose some old friends, new teachers and a new environment. I want to take the time to dedicate this to my siblings and the little girl I care for.
I am very proud of my little brother for graduating high school. It was a very emotional and exciting event for him in his life. My dad would of been very proud to watch his son walk across and receive his high school diploma. This year he will be starting his first year of college. He’s nervous because it’s a new environment and a new way of learning. Advice I would like to share is: everyone enters college for different reasons. Some college students don’t take college seriously because either they were told to go to college and that’s not what they planned for their future or they simply don’t know what they want to do. There’s also college students that take classes very seriously because they are striving to get where they want to be in life. Also, don’t stress about what others are accomplishing in their lives. Just focus on what you want to for your life. There are competitive students in college classes but don’t mind them. You will distinguish the ones that want to help you and the ones that want to compete with you. You will eventually make friends, a study groups, etc. You will meet all types of personalities, cultures, and ethnicities in college. The cool thing about college is you get to choose classes that work around your schedule. Keep tract of your study habits. In the beginning those habits will be strong, towards the end, they will die down if you don’t stay on top of it. Never forget why you started either. Do your best to keep your goals in mind and accomplish as many as possible. Focus on you and where you want to be in life. Whatever degree you are going for, make sure you get good grades, stay focused and make sure you attend your classes.
Finally, the last year of high school. It seems like high school takes forever to come to an end. But it’s finally here for you. I can’t wait to see her walk across that stage to get her high school diploma. It’s going to be an exciting last year for her. From law academy to prom to her graduation. The advice I like to share is: high school is it’s own little world, full of drama and laughter but don’t feel like it’s the end of the world when some drama between your friends accrue or if your not the teachers favorite student. Also, don’t stress about what others are into, what others are wearing or listening too. Do what you enjoy but follow the rules and focus on those college classes that will advance you in your career. Do what you enjoy and don’t worry about what other say, think or do. As long as you know what you are achieving and know what you are doing for yourself that’s all that matters. Life will be very different once your out of high school. Continue focusing on those good grades and attend all your classes. This year will be over in the blink of an eye. I can’t wait to see you on your graduation day!
The 4th Grade:
The little girl I nanny for is entering the 4th grade. I’m mind blown because she only has 2 years left of elementary school before she enters middle school. If you know me, you know about this child. She is a special little girl and one of the most love-able and funniest kids’ you’ll ever meet. She’s also a non-stop talker. There’s never a dull moment with her. She cracks me up all the time! I’m just amazed on how quick she’s grown up, makes me want to stop time. I want to tell her to keep following instructions and continue to progress in her classes. I heard she did amazing in her mainstream class and I hope she continues to learn and keep applying what she learns not only at school but in her therapy sessions.
This is my advice to them, it’s going to be tough in the beginning but they will get through it. I hope anyone that is reading this and is starting school, this advice is also for you. I want ya’ll to achieve and succeed. Enjoy school and get those good grades! I would like to hear your experiences in the comments below if you are currently in school, recently graduated, or would just like to share. If you have any advice please share that too! This will help out a great deal.