7 Mistakes You’ll Make During Your Freshman Year Of High School

I don’t remember my first day of high school all that vividly; I have no idea what I wore, no idea what my first classes were, nothing. But I do remember how I felt. I felt like it was the start of something new (yes, I realize I just quoted High School Musical, bear with me). I felt enthusiastic and excited, ready to kick academic ass and hang out with my friends on the high school side of campus. Yes, I felt a lot cooler sharing the same hallowed halls as the upperclassmen, even if they didn’t know I existed. So starting high school was great, but I’m not sure if it met my expectations.

If you’re like me and you watch way too many teen TV shows and movies, it’s easy to expect that starting high school will change everything. Well, it doesn’t. Things mostly feel the same as they did in eighth grade, you’re just in a different building and see a few new faces. The work is harder, but there are still bullies, pretentious show offs, and theatre kids making sure you know they’re a theatre kid (no shade). It was what I didn’t expect that threw me for a loop, and if you’re starting high school soon, you might find yourself in the same situation. Unlike me, you have a chance to be prepared by checking out these seven mistakes you’ll make during your freshman year of high school. Good luck, and try not to get in over your head.

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