Hello High School? Yaaaayy??

image3Hi 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.

image4 (1)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.

image5On 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.

image6Theatre 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.

image2 (2)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

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8 thoughts on “Hello High School? Yaaaayy??

  1. High school? Yay?? Is that sarcasm? 😉 I must admit that I, myself, I’ve been nervous about this experience. Being a mom, it’s new for me too and it’s unreal at times watching your little one grow up and enter into – gulp – a new school, in this case, high school! 😮 However, I have faith that you will be presented with much opportunities and experiences to help foster your growth as well as your social skills.

    It’s wonderful to meet kids your age. You learn from one another, grow from each other and of course, inspire each other with personal stories and words of encouragement. You discover similar interests and at times, you may experience conflicts as well. Totally normal. The key is to work through them. 😉

    These are all opportunities for learning and personal growth. For both yourself, and those around you.

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  2. Hey! First off I hope u get the part for into the woods wich I will TOTALLY come see. I am obsessed with that movie. Secondly, I haven’t actually made any new friends yet and all my classes have boatloads of work. Not including the backpack for the classes wich is twice as worse as middle school even though we have lockers. We don’t have a crazy schedule like yours, but I do have to eat under the stairs every day for lunch. At less there’s shade…..
    Today I found a creative writing club and Beta club that I wanted to join but try both occur on the same day at the same time. High school is full of so many choices that are all very important. I really wish I had more than 3 friends in school. Only 2 I eat with at lunch and another friend rarely visits me. I am scared it might be hard to find the right people as friends but what can you do. It’s the big leagues now. (Srry for making this so long)

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    1. Awe thank you for your support! I’m also auditioning for Our Town as well 😉 High school is full of tons of different opportunities, and even more requirements that you have to meet. For example, I have to take driver’s ed (personal choice) next year, but I don’t want to give up theatre or chorus and I also need to start my foreign language credits next year as well. I’ve found that the solution is virtual French either over the summer or during school. As for clubs, we have to earn Thespian points in order to join, so I haven’t been able to get involved in that just yet and the creative writing group meets on Thursdays, so I’ve already made a Thursday commitment and I have to think about HW as well. Alot of the clubs I’ve been looking into are on the same day either back-to-back or at the same time as well. Friends you’ll find, don’t worry. Once you find one common interest, it’s smooth sailing from there on 😉 And no problem! Long comments are my favorite lol!

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  3. Everyone left long messages and mine is going to only be a sentence….oh well. I remember the horrors of the first week of school and I already thought I was going to fail because I wasn’t doing as well as I expected because of how easy 8th grade was. I always prided myself in my grades and I often cried due to lower grades than I usually get, which probably sounds stupid because they’re only grades but I am the one with the best grades in school in my entire family, so I often feel that pressure. By the way 94% on the Bio test 🙂 you were right not to worry because it was easy. Glad we became friends 🙂
    P.S. I underestimated how much I had to say

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  4. Am I the friend of the friend that bonded over the love of cupcakes and hate of most sports? ’cause it sounds similar and if it isn’t that’s just creepy… 😁

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