I’ve made it through my first semester of high school (YAY!) and totally weird because it feels like I was just on my second first day of school. Second first day of school, you may ask? (Read more about that here) I started at a different high school halfway through the first quarter. Safe to say I am so much happier at this school and I think I’ve handled myself pretty well.
So if you are a new girl here’s what I’d recommend (take my advice lightly, it’s sorta cliche but that means it’s true):
Choose classes you truly like and will enjoy. I chose creative writing and public speaking for my electives because they sounded fun and turns out have fun people. Yay for sharing interests. No but really, some of the coolest people I’ve met were in the classes not a lot of people take.
Smile. A lot. But not too much. Just don’t frown. My natural expression is what some may call a (insert swear word here) frowny face so I had to constantly tell myself to smile.
I am the biggest advocate for getting your work done, when you’re stressed, during lunch. As much as you will want to, don’t eat lunch in the library by yourself. Don’t do it. You may want to. Don’t. (I have never seen a more accurate GIF to describe me and my life)
Keep in mind you WILL be refereed to as “the new girl” for the next two, maybe more months and that will get annoying, but you get used to it.
Find some friends, easier said then done. But seriously,
stalk look at people’s Instagrams, it helps you learn names/interests which mightttt help you make friends.
Come exam/midterm time, some of your teachers will make you take the full test, even if you didn’t learn a fourth of the information.
But you will get through it:
In three months you will no longer be new girl and infact some people may not even know you exist (true story, a handful of people in my grade have asked who I am, after a semester of high school)
But that’s ok
Hope this provided as much comedy for you as it did for me writing it. :)