I do not regret many things about high school. Yes, my hair may have been awkward, and yes, I may have made some seriously horrendous fashion choices (argyle socks? With skirts? No, Bianca. You are not the next Rachel Berry), but the four years I spent at Madera High were some of the most carefree times of my life. If I could go back to those days, I absolutely would. Never have I felt so secure about my relationships and my future.
Even though I absolutely loved my high school experience, I would make two changes if I had the ability to go back in time. First, I would have made more of an effort to form relationships with those outside of my immediate friend group. If there is one thing that college has taught me, it’s that every single person has an interesting story to tell. I wish I would’ve had the opportunity to listen to more of my classmates’ stories before I left Madera.
I also wish I had participated in student government for at least one year. I always planned on joining Associated Student Body, but between my laundry list of extracurricular activities, a heavy course load, and a part time job, I never had a spare moment.
Fortunately, coming to Stanford gave me another opportunity to join student government, and I seized it. After a close election, I was chosen to represent my dorm as part of the Frosh Council. With the exception of Jumpstart, no activity has brought me more joy than FroCo...