Maybe you’re more into Bach than Bieber, or you’d rather focus on quantum mechanics than the mall. Maybe you have a really unique style or look that no one else quite “gets” just yet, or a distinctive voice (dude, lisps are adorbs), or you’re too shy to approach others–and it’s taken as being “weird.”
In any case, you don’t really fit in at school. Does it suck a little? Probably–and sometimes it can suck a lot (hello, awkward first day in the cafeteria). But it’s not the end of the world. In fact, you may not realize it now, but it’s probably a sort of awesome thing in the long run (but more on that later).
Still, that doesn’t mean it’s super easy to deal with in the moment. But it can be. Here’s how.