Surviving Life After Graduation

1slahsJerome A Baker

Graduating from high school is a tremendous accomplishment for a teenager and their family. Most teens look forward to finally entering the stage of life where they are recognized as being a legal adult. But truthfully, most young people look forward to graduating and having free time and less rules.

To my amazement when I graduated from high school I quickly realized that if I didn’t grow up quick, the responsibilities of life were going to eat me alive. Here are a few pointers to help you survive life after high school.

  • You’re grown now, so any run-ins with the law and you will be treated as an adult.
  • Unless you are financially disciplined, stay away from credit cards! Don’t get drowned in debt trying to support a lifestyle you aren’t ready for.
  • Don’t burn bridges. Some of the people that helped you get this far my be the same ones that help you later.
  • Stay in the will of God. Sometimes you fail to realize how important your relationship with Jesus is until you are overtaken in temptation and the cares of life.
  • Don’t act like you’re married when you are single. Certain relationships can become a distraction to your productivity.
  • Save your money….life gets expensive.
  • If you go to college, don’t let the free time and parties cause you to lose focus of your goals.
  • If you don’t go to college, get a skill. Try to position yourself where you don’t have to work for someone all your life.

© Copyright 2015 Jerome Baker Jerome Baker is the author of “Success Killers” and “Watch Who Hang With”, and the youth pastor at his church in Carrollton, Georgia.

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