Oh high school. What a glorious time! That is, unless you’re a new freshman. Then you’re probably scared out of your mind because you have no idea whats going on, and you’re coming off your eighth grade high. Now you’re at the bottom of the totem pole again, and you don’t know where the next four years will take you.
But being a freshman is also so exciting because you’re a freshman! You get to start anew and redefine yourself and do all the things. I know it’s overwhelming, but we’ve all been there. Except once you’re not a freshman anymore, you tend to forget how difficult that time was. If you’re about to be a freshman in high school, you’ll definitely understand these things:
1. You literally have no idea where anything is.
Does that building even exist anymore?
2. You think seniors are super scary and old.
How young do we look?!
3. You wonder if you actually look really young because now eighth graders look like babies.
OMG but really they are small children.
4. You’re worried about defining yourself too early.
I don’t even know where my locker is. How do I know who I am yet?
5. Or that you’ll fall into a group and get stuck there.
If I sit with my friends in this group at lunch, am I bound to this group forever?
6. You’re scared of inadvertently making a teacher hate you on accident.
7. Or immediately becoming a teacher’s pet.
8. You debate whether or not to go out for a team or join a club.
Like I know I’m good enough for varsity, but is that too bold?
9. You realize you have four whole years left of high school.
10. You realize you have FOUR WHOLE YEARS left of high school!
Yes! Basically zero responsibility except math homework AND mom can still drive you to school!