• Nobody keeps their secondary school friends forever.
  • You’ll fail a math test once in your life.
  • Your teachers will assign you seats away from your friends and your parents will assign you to your room when you do illegal things.
  • You’re going to cry over friends whose names you won’t remember in 20 years.
  • You’re going to call your friends names behind their back when they make you mad, and they’re going to do the same to you.
  • You’re going to be on your own once in a while.
  • Your opinions of people will change once you get to know them.
  • You’re going to find one book in English class that you actually read.
  • People are going to make fun of the music you like, and other people are going to like it just the same.
  • You’re never going to finish ALL your homework.
  • You’re going to cry and maybe, just maybe, need a hug from your mum.
  • You’re going to hate every essay you write and pray that you sound like you know what you’re talking about.
  • You’re going to get lost in a neighbourhood that you don’t know and walk around until you find where you’re going.
  • You’re going to sing sappy teenage ballads all alone in your room when no one else is home.
  • You’re going to dream of finally getting out of your town, and you’re going to miss it when you leave.
  • You’re going to take pictures that you will blush at in five years.
  • You’re going to get whistled at, cheated on, yelled at, ditched by your friends, played by boys, laughed at.
  • You’re going to fall in and out of love, and one day you might really figure out what that word means.
  • You’re never going to stop looking for yourself.
  • You are a teenager, so stop trying so hard, expecting so much, crying so often.
  • Walk with your head held high.
  • Quit talking rubbish about people.
  • Take a walk outside.
  • Go to school and smile at everyone, and who knows. You might really make it through