Blissful Advice to High School Bianca

It will be 11 years since I graduated high school. Yes, I am old but I still slay.

Duluth High Senior Class of 2008

High school Bianca was a different girl. Just trying to fit in and get along with people. She would never be a blogger. She was kinda wise but was a good friend. She LOVED chorus!!! She was just trying to be better. She did struggle with confidence. She bottled up a lot of her hurts, insecurities, and skeletons. Her relationship with Christ was going to church and serving but still ached for something more. Yes, I did not go to the parties and social events without parental approval and supervision. I did not even get my license till after high school. She just wanted to be successful and seen as successful to all.

High school Bianca was down on herself too many times to count.

If I could talk to my high school senior self, here is what I would say.

Don’t be so hard on yourself.

You don’t need to be like everyone else to be successful. The popular high school kids won’t be popular forever.

You are on your own journey.

Talk about what hurts deep inside instead of letting it eat you up inside.

God will wreck your 10-year plan of success and put you on a completely different path. Be patient with yourself.

Please God and yourself before trying to please the world.

Be your blissful self. There is no need to fit someone’s mold.

These are ongoing lessons that I am reminding myself. I may not think like my high school senior self but I remember her. I see her. I would just hug that high school senior girl and say, “You are going to be ok.”

So what would you tell your high school senior self?

Blissfully,

Bianca

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