5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Junior Year of High School. Logan, Jessie, Zoe and Ryan all know what it’s like to start secondary school. by Bella Medina CollegeXpress Student Writer Last Updated: Jun 24, 2020. 8 things I wish I’d known before starting secondary school. 1. His cousin reminded me a lot of myself when I was his age just six years ago. Last month, my friends and I were hanging out and someone had brought his little cousin, an upcoming high school freshman. I don’t regret or change my high school experience. 2. When you watch the video, one of the most profound experiences for me was in dating. 3. On the other hand, it ' s stressful, exhausting and sometimes just plain unpleasant. On one hand, it ' s one of the major rites of passage while growing up—a super important transitional period of life where you get to branch out and discover things for yourself. I never had a boyfriend for all of my four years of high school. Oh, high school. I thought about my middle school years and what my expectation of high school was back then. Everyone says junior year is the hardest year of high school, and I have to admit they are right. ONE Procrastination – don't do it! However, I do wish I knew a few things before I was a freshman. Dear 16-year-old self, I know I’ve written to you before, but I really wanted to bash another letter out.Because that letter was all about behaviour and making sure that you know not to shoplift. Just because you succeeded in high school doesn't mean you'll succeed in college, or in life in general. To paraphrase a quote from Charles Dickens, it ' s the best of times and the worst of times. In middle school, it is pretty easy to do something five minutes before class and still get an A. It finally hit me a few days ago; so, these are the three things I wish I knew before I started high school. These are things I wish I knew sooner and that most people don’t ever figure out. Dear High School Nat – here are some things to know… By NATALIA HAWK. If you’re reading this and you are in high school, or of any age, I hope the 10 things I wish I knew help you to realize that everything does eventually work itself out. All those days where I chose fun over school, procrastinated until the end of time, pulled several all-nighters, or cried about AP/AICE exams were unforgettable. Bookmark. There are so many things I wish I had known before I received my high school diploma and here they are. Most of the things you learned in high school will be useless to you in college.