Hi everyone! Thank you for all the wonderful comments on my last post! 🙂
So last week Monday, I started high school. I’ll admit, for the past month or so, I’ve been scared out of my mind about meeting new teachers, new people, having to talk to others and make new friends. Also, the schedule is so different compared to what I’ve been used to in middle school.
For starters, I now have to wake up at 5 a.m. in order to make it to school on time. Also, there is no day during the week whatsoever where we get to attend all of our classes in sequential order. 7th period, usually the last class during the day, ends up as our mid-block class during lunch.
On that first day of school, the teachers got right into the material and started teaching. And they meant business!
I had an essay in English as my summer reading test that Thursday, and a syllabus quiz in Biology as well.
On Friday, I had a test in Human Geography on the locations of all the countries on the globe. And despite studying for over a month, all I had mastered was Asia!
My elective classes consist of theater and choir.
Theatre is very basic so far and we haven’t done anything acting related just yet. But I have learned that the school’s spring production will be a musical that is none other then Into the Woods! I’ve been obsessed with this musical for quite some time and recently, I saw the movie and fell in love with Cinderella’s role.
I’ve decided I want to audition!
Now, part of entering high school is also making new friends, and I’m not the most social person to say the least.
The first three days of school, I only spoke to individuals that I knew from middle school and during lunch, I made sure to find my best friend and we sort of isolated ourselves from everyone.
Thursday however, this one guy had a guitar with him and was sitting alone on a bench playing and writing music. I looked to my friend and she had already gotten up to go listen to him play. I’ll admit, I sort of hid (hid meaning I let my hair hang over my face and put my hood on).
I tried to hear what song he was playing, but he was too far away from me. Eventually, I decided to go over there so I could hear him better. By the time I’d walked over, he was done playing and had given the guitar to my friend so she could play something.
Within minutes, we had informed him that we were in a band together and quite into music as well. The three of us instantly became friends talking about music for the remainder of lunch. It was actually very fun!
Then, in gym, I was introduced to a friend of a friend and we instantly bonded over our love of cupcakes and our hate of most sports.
I was so proud of myself for being social and actually talking to students I didn’t know. It wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be. 😀
I learned that it isn’t so bad to be social once in a while. You never know what you may learn from others, and how that new friendship may benefit you.
Were you ever in a situation where you decided to spontaneously be social? How did your first week of school go and how are you adapting? Did you make any new friends? I would love to hear about it!
Until next time! 🙂
~ Rina Raj