Flawed. & (still) worthy.
Hey y'all! Welcome back today I'm going to be re-caping all the things i learned as a freshman! I hope this help put you at peace for high school and makes you excited for this fun journey!
1. be open minded
The first piece of advice i have for you is to be open minded. Be ready for change this isn't what you're used to, but you can do this. Talk to the person next you even if you don't know them. The easiest way to make friends is to talk to people just be nice! Getting to know the people in your classes is key to having a enjoyable year. Besides you never know when you will need some one to help you with homework, eat with at lunch, or walk to class with.
2. plug in
Find something to belong to this is very important because this is where you find your people. Join a club or sport you are interested in and love because then you will find a whole group of people you already have something in common with! BOOM, FRIENDS.
3. be super nice to your teachers
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT. Be a good kid, put in the work in their class, ask questions, get help, talk to your teachers THEY ARE SUPER COOL PEOPLE. Because if you become comfortable with your teachers and get to know them and they get to know you as a student they can help you. YOUR TEACHERS ARE NOT TRYING TO FAIL YOU. Students failing looks so bad on teachers they don't want that, so if you're struggling talk to them work it out 9 times out of10 they are more than happy to help. Even if you don't like them and they are difficult be nice give them grace, because if you give them grace most of the time they will give you grace, and we all make mistakes. (even teachers)
4. your future starts now don't waste it
Here you are, high school. Welcome to the big leagues we aren't in middle school anymore we've begun a whole new ball game. YOUR GRADES COUNT NOW BTW. Do not dismiss your school work because you're a freshman. Don't not join clubs because you are a freshman. Every opportunity you have to start building your college resume starts now. And yeah maybe it won't hurt you in the long run, but you also may be looking back as a senior thinking "i wish when i was a freshman..." because you barely get beat out of an acceptance letter, scholarship, or internship because of a dumb decision you made as a freshman. Don't survive high school thrive in it.
5. challenge yourself
It's ok for you to be challenged it makes you a better person and student. Don't take the easy way out, make sure you are learning to the capacity you should be. Because its more fun to feel accomplished and work hard than to be lazy and bored.
6. have fun
You only get to do high school once take advantage of it. It's important to take school seriously but this is still supposed to be the best time of your life so: Join the club, Try out for the team, Talk to the kid in 5th period, Sit with you lab partner at lunch, Go to the game, ask someone to Homecoming, audition for the play DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY AND ENJOY YOURSELF!
i had so much fun freshman year an i hope these tips help you make yours enjoyable!!!!
The first outfit I put together is this pink top from Nordstrom Rack, These black jeans from Old Navy (Rockstar Super Skinny) and my white slip on vans! I think this outfit is great for those days you're really feeling happy and productive and want to dress up a little more for school!
This next outfit is super easy and casual for the first few months of school before it gets too cold. I'm wearing this striped T from Nordstrom rack with these light washed jeans from Old navy (rockstar super skinny) with these ancient brown old navy sandals ,but any brown sandals will look great!
This last outfit is my 'lazy Days" outfit for those days when its a big T-Shirt, leggings and Messy Bun day!
My first tip is to have an agenda and actually use it! I know a lot of people now typically get an agenda at the beginning of the school year ,but the key is to stick with it and make sure you use it consistently! Get in the habit of writing down everything as it is given to you ,and checking it when you get home. (post all about how I use my agenda coming soon)
Personally I love highlighting and writing in different colored pens when I'm taking notes! For me taking the time to switch colors and highlight key words and phrases helps me stay more focused during a lesson and really soak in the topic. It also helps me remember the important parts of a lesson that I will need to know for tests or assignments. Using color in your notes is scientifically proven to help you remember things easier ,and highlighting and color coding can help make your notes more organized and aesthetically pleasing! (ps. I actually copied this out of my science notebook I didn't just do it this way for the picture I promise this method of note taking works! :)
On those nights when you have History test tomorrow ,a paper due ,and a math assignment. But its been a long day and you have NO motivation just take a "brain break" for 30mins-1hr and then get it done. Make sure you have a clean space, light a candle ,turn on a Spotify playlist ,and put your phone up. Get your head down and push through and just get it done!