Monday, August 20, 2012

Sophomore Year

Hi everyone! So basically this year is super crazy and I don't think I'll be able to blog more as was once promised. I'm sorry. Soccer is killing my free time, and I usually stay up pretty late to finish my homework. But anyway I don't really have anything else to say. Thank you for all the views and see you all soon hopefully!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Back to School: Advice to the Freshmen

So my lovely school has decided to start incredibly early this year; we're starting on Tuesday. Yes, this Tuesday, as in two days. I'm so jealous of all of you starting in September. Quite frankly, I would rather start later and end later, so for once I could have school on my birthday, and I could have a longer summer break. One of my friends and I were talking and he starts on October 30th. What is that? I was in disbelief. Anyway, back to the main topic of this article: I have made it to sophomore year! So I have a few words of wisdom for all the frosh.

1. High school is not as scary as it seems. Family and media may make it appear terrifying and teachers won't care about you at all, and the upperclassmen will shove you out of the way. Trust me, I go to public school in the poorest county of Indiana. It is not that bad. Teachers are just looking for a little respect and as long as you're a good kid, freshman year will be a breeze.

2. Know your place. I know, I know, you're so excited to be in high school! But don't start bragging out of line, especially involving any upperclassmen or anything. And don't let rumors spread about you, or anyone you're associated with. If that occurs, you can kiss your social life good bye. Gossip spreads like wildfire on dry grass on a humid day in high school. And don't push your way into the senior crowd or anything dumb like that, unless you're the one percent who is effortlessly accepted everywhere. But the majority of us aren't like that.

3. Don't expect your best friends to be with you all the time. Schedules change, classes are different. They can't always be with you, and it's a good way to meet lots of new people or talk to old people you don't know well. Friends can make all the difference in high school, they can push you to great things or they can tear you down and ruin your life. It's your choice.

4. Walk away from bad things. This one seems awfully obvious, but some people think pot and drinking will make them cool. Trust me, you'll look so stupid and the school will talk about you behind your back. This one kid I know was a great soccer player; he had an awesome life, good grades, top of the social ladder. But one day, he was high and drunk at the same time, and decided to go for a little ride in his car. He fell asleep, and caused a seven car pile-up. SEVEN. He got arrested and expelled that day. Don't make that mistake.

5. Partying constantly is not a good decision. Sure, being popular seems like the coolest thing ever in high school, homecoming/prom queen or whatever. Seriously, if your grades suck and you don't do anything besides hang out with your friends all the time, you're screwed once it's time for college applications. Suddenly, you'll be that loser who got a one on your AP tests, and college admissions doesn't care if you hosted that super awesome party, or if you have a cool ride. Some people will be the cool ones in a few years when they graduate from Harvard or Yale, and the popular people will be left in the dust. It's definitely a hard decision, to not always want to go hang out, or attend that game. But in the end, it's definitely worth it.

That's about all I've got, just go out there and enjoy your freshman year! Have a great time!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Pin Curls & Being Dumped by a Hundred People

So first off, I know I know, I'm an awful blogger because I've been putting this off, but I'm back! And really sad too.
First: the pin curls. I saw some video on pin curling your hair overnight, and waking up to glam hair. So I've decided to try this out tonight and see what results have come out of this. I will report back tomorrow hopefully!
And moving on to other longer topic, camp was super fun; Geometry was not. But anyway, meeting lots of people is always the best part of the experience, at least for me. I miss you guys all so much! Leaving my friends is like stabbing my heart with a stiletto, or shattering it into a million pieces. And of course there are some that I'll miss more than others, but that's human nature. You all better come to Brown next summer. Or at least the people I liked. Which is about everyone. But at camp the experience is unforgettable. You meet people of the same caliber, the same intelligence. It's like we've been cut from the same cloth with our own specialities meshed in and we're all meeting for three weeks. It's a great way to learn about other towns and people, and everything. All in all, before I go cry about leaving again(.....), love you all and I will update! Promise!