(Closed) How have you changed since High School?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

OMG yes I have changed a lot I’m still very outgoing and engeretic. But I’m a little less goofy now at the ripe old age of 23 1/2 years.

I think I know a lot more now and my opinions on so many things have changed. I use to be very sheltered and close minded on a variety of subjects but now I’m more open and want some much more out of life than I use to have.

I’m slowly following my dreams *wonderful supportive FI helps* I hope your life too is going in a great direction!

Post # 4
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Physically, not at all – I mean I could still wear the same clothes I had back then if I still had them, and it’s been over 10 years.

The biggest change is I’m more confident now. I completely assume the fact that I’m a geek and I even think it’s cool. I have a wonderful husband who is very similar to me so I don’t have to pretend I’m someone else to please people around me, like a silly, uneasy teenager. I love growing up!

Post # 5
18615 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I haven’t changed much physically except I have a little more weight on me.  I think I grew into my face a little too, hard to explain though.

Personality wise, I am so much more confident and outspoken now!

Post # 6
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve changed a lot since I was 16. =]

Post # 7
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was kind of quiet in high school, not confident at all. Me and my two friends kind of stuck to each other- I never even had a boyfriend! Then in college I discovered alcohol and went party crazy; I was an alcoholic and a bit of a slut. Then I graduated, moved to Japan, met my husband, and I’ve calmed waaaaay down.

The main difference is I’m a lot stronger now. I was very sheltered and naive in high school, but it’s been a crazy ride since then and I’m a lot more inedependent and less whiny because of the experiences I’ve had!

Post # 8
5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Physically, not really. I mean, I spend a little more on my hair cut/dye and to get my eyebrows done, but my height/weight are the same from my senior year. However, I’ve definitely changed beyond that! I had little to no confidence in high school, and that’s really changed. I was afraid to speak up or argue with something I didn’t agree with and for some reason I always assumed everyone thought I was fat/ugly/stupid. 

Post # 9
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My brother and I were talking about this today actually.

Even in just the two years since I graduated I have changed quite a bit. While yes, I dated with relative seriousness in high school, obviously I have a different mindset now (I also am more conscious about problems in relationships.) I’m more gregarious and outgoing. I am also more girly- my brother was shocked when I wore a skirt several times over last summer- and I actually do something with my hair other than a ponytail (occasionally). I’ve changed my career path a bit and made a more definite outline for my schooling and career. I am certainly more willing to talk through problems and have come to terms with the fact that I have a more instructional/leader personality.

Post # 10
2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Well, in high school I was bald (or pixie cutted!), very VERY abrasively blunt when it came to things like truth, logic, or just plain dumb sh*t. Tomboy. Thought of love and romance as lies and subversion. I was ridiculously angry, wild, an insomniac, super fit, anorexic, an *atheist* who would spout dead baby jokes like mad, and all kinds of other messed up.

Now, I have reconciled a lot of my anger & emotional issues, and am a surprisingly content (if not pragmatic) person. I have also learned to filter what I think to what I say, I am more concerned now with being non-confrontational or hurtful than speaking my mind. I have long hair. I made it through an eating disorder, and now love food. I am more *spiritual* than I ever have been in my life. I am lazier, nap more and forget to exercise more than ever. I am more feminine, balanced, level headed & fulfilled then I ever thought I would be.

Change is inevitable, growth is optional 🙂

Post # 11
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m SO different than I was in HS. I mean, physically, I’m much different, too. I was a nerd in HS and could have cared less about my physical appearance. I didn’t start wearing make-up until college! Now I’m really into all that stuff 🙂 

Overall, I think I’m much more outgoing (even though I’m still pretty much an introvert), and I have a LOT more self-confidence than I used to. I also have a more broad perspective on life and don’t judge others’ actions as much (I was pretty judgy in HS).

Post # 12
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve changed a lot from HS, from college, from my crazy early-20s… I’ve gone through a couple of different phases in my life, lol!  From HS, though, I’m more confident, less sarcastic, and less angsty for sure.  I kind of hated myself at that age, and was very uncertain of who I was.  Physically, I’m actually smaller than I was then by a few sizes, which I’m sure helped with the confidence issue. 🙂

Post # 13
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have my 10 year reunion coming up (the weekend before my wedding actually!), so I’ve been thinking about this a lot. People always thought I was shy in high school, and I was a little, but more, I was just quiet – which is totally different from being shy, but is also lost on most people. I still am pretty quiet.

I am MUCH more confident now and much more comfortable in my own skin. I never had a boyfriend in high school, and right after hooked up with a couple of guys who were verbally abusive and controlling. I also hooked up with a few other guys who I just didn’t have anything in common with – either I thought I could change them, or change myself – I’m not really sure. Now (and for like 6-7 years now), I’ve grown to know what I want, and to not be afraid to ask for it, or stand up for it.

I’m much wittier than I was in high school, and have a darker sense of humor. I think I had it then, but rarely shared it. Physically, I’m the same size – but take better care of myself than I did then – but overall, I think I pretty much look the same.

Post # 14
2704 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

physically, i’m pretty much the same, same weight, just carry it a lot better than i did in hs LOL

in all other aspects, id like to believe that i am much more mature, educated, confident, wiser, etc. all those things that come with 8+  years time…

my personality hasn’t changed much (outside of maturing), i grew out of my quiet, shy self in middle school…

on the down side, i think i’m much more cynical and sarcastic and jaded about life than i was back in hs… guess that’s what happens after you live life a lil bit? 😛


Post # 15
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

When I was in high school, I gave up all my friends for a very good-looking guy (who was a loser).  We dated for almost 5 years (most of high school and a year or so of college).  Before college, I would have seriously bet my life that we would get married!  I hated high school, and was definitely the “too cool for school” type.

I think I became more “wordly” in college… got a better understanding of what is out there… and what I needed in life intellectually and spiritually… I think I really got to know myself a lot better and became more comfortable in my own skin.

Since my early 20s I have also changed a lot… especially with regard to relationships. In my early 20s I didn’t think I wanted to get married and I definitely didn’t want kids.  I also started dating people who I was more compatible with, instead of looking for that fiery physical connection… I think it was around this time I got realistic about relationships and stopped “romanticizing” if that makes sense.

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