Dear Incoming Freshmen,
Summer is just starting and you're entering a new school. You've reached a milestone. You're excited and nervous about what to do and what to wear and how to even walk when you enter the building. From a senior to be, it's not a big deal, trust me. There are a few tips and tricks for a smoother sail that I'll be sharing.
I get it, school supply shopping is the most fun activity about school, but don't go overboard and buy 10 thousand notebooks. If a teacher requires a two inch binder, don't get it, there is no freshman class that is intensive enough to need such a big book. Some one inch binders and a folder for each class will do. Although, I encourage you to buy cute pens and notebooks because it'll encourage you to write notes and pay attention in class. Also, go shopping early because there're more options.
Don't stress about being popular, just find a tight knit group of friends, and you'll be fine. If you need help finding friends, join lots of clubs, the people you meet there are the people you have at least one thing in common with. If, by chance, a "friend" turns on you, don't stress and don't create drama. It's unnecessary and you'll get pimples from the bad energy. Don't mind what anyone says about you, just goof off if you want to, as long as you respect everyone and stay on top of your work, joke around all you want.
If you stay up late, before you finally get to bed, plan out an outfit to save you a few minutes to sleep in the following morning. An all neutral closet makes matching all the more easy. And I tend to stick to the rule that if I'm wearing something tight, I'd wear another article of clothing that's loose in a tough situation. Also, pack your bag the night before so you save time for more sleep and don't forget your necessary books.
As for homework, do it as soon as you get home. It feels much better chilling on your phone when you know you don't have work waiting for you. If you have free periods, plan on the worst situation possible, and do the hardest assignment, and leave your easy assignments for the period in case you get distracted. Even if your teacher doesn't have strict due dates, always do the homework unless you want to spend the day before the marking period ends half assing each assignment for a low grade.
Stick to these tips, and high school will be a breeze. Remember that it's just four years, you have more ahead of you. Although these years are kinda really important for all your other years so DO YOUR WORK GOSH DARNIT!! Good luck on your adventure!!