Oh, man. How do I even start this. Let’s just cut to the chase. So you’re probably wondering, “How do I survive freshman, well high school in general, year?”
For starters, be nice to your teachers. Not only will that help you be able to get good teacher recommendations for future references, but when you need extra time on homework or something, do you think a teacher you’ve always been rude to will feel any sympathy towards you? You should also be nice to them because they’re people who have worked hard to educate us in order to make us intellectual beings.
Another thing is to work hard. Stop slacking. This isn’t middle school anymore. The classes are harder and this is leading up to your future. If you mess up your freshman year, it’s hard to get back on the right track in your next three years. So please just do your homework and listen to your teacher when they’re talking.
Another piece of advice is stop caring so much about the insignificant things. Stop worrying about the guy/girl who won’t date you or the nail polish that is already starting to chip. Stop worrying about friends. Yes, you do need friends but cut those out who treat you badly. The ones that always lie to you and only keep you around because they need something. Those people aren’t worth it. You’re gonna lose so much friends in high school but you’re gonna make a lot of new ones (those are usually the ones that stick around for awhile).
My last piece of advice is be happy. Take care of yourself and stop stressing out. One B on a test won’t affect your entire life. As long as you study your material daily and get familiar with it, you won’t have to cram right before a test. Just relax and drink a glass of water. Love yourself and get good grades so you won’t have to work at Walmart for the rest of your life.
That is the advice that I have and I hope it was somewhat helpful. High school is gonna be one of the greatest but one of the worst times of your life. You’re gonna experience so many things and you’re going to get to meet a lot of different people. you might even go through some painful (emotionally,mentally,and physical pain) experiences in the next four years but those are the things that shape us into a strong, independent person.
Good luck and welcome to high school!