Saturday, September 26, 2009

High School Diary of a Freshman

First day of school: going to the bus stop I stand all by myself looking lost. New school, new teachers, trying to make new friends. Everything is new to me and to every other freshman. High school isn’t really all I hoped for or even wanted. It's my first day in a new distinct so I don't know anyone when I walk in the school. I don't have anyone to share how great my summer was. Walking through the halls is lonely; everyone is in their perfect little cliques reminiscing about middle school days. I try to get my locker open while people stare, or at least it looks like people are watching my every move. But wait I meet someone at orientation, but we have no classes together.

Couple of days go by it’s the same routine, met some more people through the guy I met at orientation. In high school everyone is trying to find who they want to hang out with and who they really want to be, including me. I stayed quiet for a while until I just couldn’t take it; it was driving me insane!!!! Sometimes talking to new people I can be shy but I knew I had to say something. It had to be done if I wanted to be the girl that others knew and loved. I was going to have to make it happen. First person I approached at lunch time was a girl sitting all by herself. She sort of reminded me of me. I sat down said hi and in the next two minutes I found out her name, her grade, and she didn’t have a problem with me being a freshman( she’s a sophomore) . My new freshman friends sat down with us; it's three others. Finally I felt like I made some progress all in a week.

I'm still waiting for theater to start. I feel the need to be involved with something I want to pursue in the near future. I finally know all my teachers' names, which took me forever. Most of the time I still find myself walking by myself and fading into the background something that I don’t want to happen. Maybe I should be more assertive; I don’t think it's true that no one really likes the nice girl, but I’m not into changing for other people even if that means being alone. My old friends were great, I wish they were here with me. Good thing I still keep in contact. Everyone that knows me thinks of me as a drama queen and I am perfectly fine with that but here in high school they think I’m childish. I don’t think of myself as childish I just like to have fun not take everything so seriously. I don’t really know how to stop being so called “childish” nor do I want to. If it were up to me, I would prefer those people would lighten up a little, they seem too uptight.

Knowing that the school year just started, I feel like I’m ready for whatever high school throws at me. You hear that high school is hard. I really don’t think I’m going to break easily. I say bring it on!!!!


MissAttitude said...

Bring it on is definitely the best attitude to have for high school! I agree that many kids in high school need to lighten up, sometimes I find myself getting stressed and uptight and I have to remind myself to breathe and relax :)
Thanks for sharing!
I remember my freshman year, and trust me lots of people like the nice girl (I'm friends with lots of nice girls!). I'm glad you know all the names of your teachers, I don't know all the names of kids in my various classes yet!

Tarie said...

Hi, Thema! Happy Belated Birthday. :o) Are you going to be posting here regularly? I hope you do! I want to follow your adventures in high school!

zettaelliott said...

Yes--stay true to who you are! I like your open, determined attitude, Thema--good luck!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

GREAT post! Please write every week. Okay, every other week. But don't wait more than that! Your writing is very good and the more you do it, the better you will get. And we (out here in Cyberspace) want to hear what happens!

drama queen said...

Thank you all for supporting my new and frist real blog. I will be more than happy to keep you all in touch with my new high school life. If have any adive for me I will be happy to take them all. I'll take all the help I can possibly get

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Okay Thema, here's advice:

Don't rush! Review your copy (i.e., the draft of what you have written) and fix spelling and grammar errors. Even though it may not seem fair to be judged on the bones rather than the meat, it happens! So don't give anybody any excuse not to pay attention to you!!!

If you ever want me to help, just email me with your copy and I'll offer advice, as long as you PROMISE not to take it personally!!!!!!! :--) My email is nbmars AT yahoo DOT com.