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Spoongirl
Member # 2143
 - posted September 05, 2004 12:59
Back to school for me tomorrow...

Yeah, I'm totally psyched. I have lots of shiny new pens and pencils (which I'll lose asap [Smile] ) and I'm looking forward to seeing my friends again.

Shame that I have to see the girl that is the sister of the boyfriend who I left. Ooky sentences... [crazy] Still, never mind - onto a new phase of life and all that stuff [Smile]

Any advice for the soon to be seventeen-year-old? [Big Grin]
 
Allan
Member # 1717
 - posted September 05, 2004 13:24
quote:
Originally posted by Spoongirl:
Any advice for the soon to be seventeen-year-old? [Big Grin]

Life's a journey, don't spend too much time looking in the rear view mirror
 
dragonman97
Member # 780
 - posted September 05, 2004 13:37
quote:
Originally posted by Allan:
quote:
Originally posted by Spoongirl:
Any advice for the soon to be seventeen-year-old? [Big Grin]

Life's a journey, don't spend too much time looking in the rear view mirror
Quite true. While thinking too much about some crap that happened, and how it could affect things, someone once said, "What's done is done." Really, there's no point in thinking much about what "could have been" - it can't be, so deal with the consequences, and move on.
 
GMx
Member # 1523
 - posted September 05, 2004 13:44
quote:
Originally posted by Allan:
quote:
Originally posted by Spoongirl:
Any advice for the soon to be seventeen-year-old? [Big Grin]

Life's a journey, don't spend too much time looking in the rear view mirror
What if someone's following you? [Eek!]
 
Ivan
Member # 2622
 - posted September 05, 2004 13:58
quote:
Originally posted by GMx:
quote:
Originally posted by Allan:
quote:
Originally posted by Spoongirl:
Any advice for the soon to be seventeen-year-old? [Big Grin]

Life's a journey, don't spend too much time looking in the rear view mirror
What if someone's following you? [Eek!]
Then you should've had burritos for lunch.


edit: Whoo 200 postseses. *grabs a cookie from the back... with sprinkles*
 
Allan
Member # 1717
 - posted September 05, 2004 14:20
quote:
Originally posted by GMx:
quote:
Originally posted by Allan:
quote:
Originally posted by Spoongirl:
Any advice for the soon to be seventeen-year-old? [Big Grin]

Life's a journey, don't spend too much time looking in the rear view mirror
What if someone's following you? [Eek!]
<sings>
It's not your money they're after boy, it's you
</sings>

Seriously, dwelling on the past has blighted my life. I'm not advocating an anarchic attitude, but Dman is spot on. What's done is done.
 
csk
Member # 1941
 - posted September 06, 2004 03:14
quote:
Originally posted by Allan:
quote:
Originally posted by Spoongirl:
Any advice for the soon to be seventeen-year-old? [Big Grin]

Life's a journey, don't spend too much time looking in the rear view mirror
Amen to that. Be proactive, get out there and do what you want to do, and bask in the freedom of singleness, bearing in mind that its often only seems greener on the other side.
 
Xanthine
Member # 736
 - posted September 06, 2004 10:05
If you were an American, I'd say this: Last year, they decided you were responsible enouigh to drive a ton of metal downa crowded road at high speeds so long as you wear your safety belt. Next year, you will responsible enough to join the military, enter into legal contracts, smoke tobacco, look at pr0n and buy lottery tickets. In four years, you will be responsible enough to drink alcohol. But this year....this year you're responsible enough to see an R-rated movie. But you aren't an American, and since I don['t know what the age limits are in Britain, most of that may or may not apply to you.

So I'm just going to hand off a lesson I learned when I was 17: You are mortal. "It" can happen to you. But you don't have to act like it. [Wink]
 
supergoo
Member # 2280
 - posted September 06, 2004 11:38
Or, if you were an American living in the south, you would've started school on August 9th =P
 
greycat
Member # 945
 - posted September 06, 2004 11:42
The Internet means you never need permission to see an R-rated movie again.

Oh, and public libraries may not "card" you either. Depends on the library. (Plus, DVDs from the library are usually higher quality than what you'll find on the 'net.)
 
unclefungus
Member # 2118
 - posted September 06, 2004 16:12
quote:
Life's a journey, don't spend too much time looking in the rear view mirror
On the other hand, hind sight is 20/20. Don't forget to learn from your mistakes. I know I do.
 
skylar
Member # 1422
 - posted September 07, 2004 02:59
  • Get a rucksack and don't be afraid to wear it on both shoulders. Leave the messenger bags for the hipsters with bad posture.
  • Use free periods wisely. That is, spend half of them mindlessly surfing the net or talking about that cow in your English class; spend the other half actually working, and then you'll have time to go to that Drum n' Bass night that your friends are all raving about.
  • Don't take General Studies.
  • Be nice to the librarians. Trust me, it will come in handy one day. I've no doubt that if I ever needed to cross the border by cover of darkness, my old school librarians would come to my aid.
  • Remember that A-Levels tend to be the hardest it's gonna get, so if it gets too much, just look forward to University.
  • Always, always wear sensible shoes.

 
Swiss Mercenary
Member # 330
 - posted September 07, 2004 03:32
quote:
Originally posted by Spoongirl:
Any advice for the soon to be seventeen-year-old? [Big Grin]

If I may permit myself to be serious for once [Razz] [Roll Eyes]

I have always regretted not studying in school and not pursuing what I really wanted to do (theatre) instead of going for, what I thought, was a sensible career.
Education is highly important and you should go as far as possible with it, but make sure it is in what you want to do.

This from a soon to be 40 year old (aaargh!) [Eek!] [Beard of Peter Gabriel!]
 
drunkennewfiemidget
Member # 2814
 - posted September 07, 2004 06:21
My advice is simple: do your own thing. Do not try to fit in. The people you change yourself to fit in with will backstab you in an instant. The people you have to change for aren't the kind of people you want as a friend.

School might not be as enjoyable for you as it is for them, but the day after school finishes, and you realise that the few friends you made in school are still great friends, and the "popular" kids are all still backstabbing eachother and saying stuff about eachother behind backs, you'll realise you were better off.

Besides, people generally have a lot more respect for those who do their own thing.
 
Spoongirl
Member # 2143
 - posted September 07, 2004 08:44
Wooh! I love my school, I love my school! All the teachers are suddenly really nice, and the people that I don't like didn't manage to get the grades to get in! [Big Grin]

quote:
But you aren't an American, and since I don['t know what the age limits are in Britain, most of that may or may not apply to you
Hehehe. Ah, Xanthine. [Razz] Doesn't much apply anyways! I'll never learn to drive (yay public transport), I've been drinking/vaguely smoking for three years and watching 18 movies for about six. [Big Grin]

quote:
Get a rucksack and don't be afraid to wear it on both shoulders. Leave the messenger bags for the hipsters with bad posture.
Use free periods wisely. That is, spend half of them mindlessly surfing the net or talking about that cow in your English class; spend the other half actually working, and then you'll have time to go to that Drum n' Bass night that your friends are all raving about.
Don't take General Studies.
Be nice to the librarians. Trust me, it will come in handy one day. I've no doubt that if I ever needed to cross the border by cover of darkness, my old school librarians would come to my aid.
Remember that A-Levels tend to be the hardest it's gonna get, so if it gets too much, just look forward to University.
Always, always wear sensible shoes

Skylar, this made me laugh because it's complately me already [Big Grin] And newfie? I'm 16, I'm not stupid! [Razz] I am myself (that's how I've made so many enemies [Razz] ) and I really like school/my group of friends because of it [Smile]
 
dunjamon
Member # 2701
 - posted September 07, 2004 09:07
I'm looking forward to the start of my 2nd year at uni, I agree with Skylar though I found A Level Maths much harder than the discrete maths and calculus which I did last year.
 
sconzey
Member # 2347
 - posted September 07, 2004 11:51
Woo! I am back at school also.

Words of advice... Ummm...

Does that include fortune quotes relating to Nasrudin?

Satellite Safety Tip #14:
If you see a bright streak in the sky coming at you, duck.

On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key.

People often find it easier to be a result of the past than a cause of the future.

Beware of monkeys bearing large pointy sticks.

What subjects are you taking? I'm signed up for Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry. [Smile] I just found out that Further Maths is the name they give to the box which says 'I want to do my Maths A level in one year instead of two.' Urk!
 
Spoongirl
Member # 2143
 - posted September 08, 2004 07:57
You are effing crazed!! [Razz] Maths and Further Maths!!??

I'm doing Psychology, English Lit, Religious Studies, Political History and Art (wanted to do Drama instead but ho hum)

Our option blocks sucked ass, did you have option blocks or not?
 
dunjamon
Member # 2701
 - posted September 08, 2004 08:35
I did Maths, Physics, Computing and Geology at AS. Then dropped the Physics at A2. Maths is okay as long as you do EVERY piece of work set.
 
Spoongirl
Member # 2143
 - posted September 09, 2004 08:24
Oh dear. I've changed my options and now I'm doing five AS levels. Am I crazy?

I'm now doing Psychology, Religious Studies, English Language, Drama Studies and Political History.

eep. [Eek!]
 
FatGnome
Member # 1068
 - posted September 09, 2004 08:45
Yeah I am back at university... for the 5th year. So here are my tips on living a wonderfull year.

1) Eat sensibly - No sense over/under stuffing yourself
2) Get physical - I mean in the exercise sense. I feel much better since I started playing Ultimate Disc 3 times a week.
3) Find a cathedral and a practicing choir, tip your head back, and relax, ignore the guy handing stuff out.
4) Work really hard and play even harder
5) Do not push more than one jelly bean into each ear.
 
stimpy
Member # 2356
 - posted September 09, 2004 15:21
Wear sunscreen.
 




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