Advice for high school dating
Other people I saw on the internet were doing really cool things and discovering themselves, while I found myself sitting in my bedroom thinking, It took me until April to realize that not everyone can do the same things, and it takes time for people to find themselves.Some just find themselves sooner than others, which is fine and it doesn’t make you boring because it takes you time.Another thing I wish I’d been told: It’s totally fine talking to/making friends with new people.
But I felt like I had to pretend to like it and that's just how it was.Many of you Rookies came through with guidance that will hopefully help incoming freshmen feel a little less nervous (maybe even kinda excited? One thing I wish I’d been told before starting my freshman year is that everyone grows at their own pace.I spent the majority of my freshman year hating myself because I wasn’t doing some of the interesting things other people my age were doing.Keep your friends close, and do the best you can in class. I honestly forgot that all the time last year, and will probably do the same this year. It’s the start of high school, which means a new building, new faculty, new kids, and a new you. While it’s scary being in such a new environment, the best advice I can give you is to adapt the best you can. —Star, 15, Pennsylvania My advice is to be as decent and polite as you can to people, especially your teachers.If your teachers like you, chances are they will be much more forgiving when grading.
And don’t forget about packing an emergency kit for all those little day-to-day mishaps! —Ana, 15, Texas Freshman year stands in my memory as the most nerve-racking to enter. It can allow you to shape yourself into who you want to be, not who the people around you expect you to be. That way the grade you get on your finals won’t make or break your chances of passing because your year averages were a safety net.