Hi blog! Gosh it’s been a long long time since I’ve written here, but I’ve decided it’s time for a bit of a change. Now that I’ve started this new chapter in my life I want to do a weekly blog just talking about my experiences and journey through high school at Madeira.
So this week I want to talk about starting in a completely new environment and how it can be scary. As soon as I walked into school on the first day, I had a lot of thoughts and emotions rushing through my head. Excitement, nerves, anxiety, and so much more. I wondered to myself, “Would my teachers like me?”, “Would I make good friends?”, “What would an all girls school be like?”. The thoughts were overwhelming, swirling in my head, rushing through me at 1000 miles an hour. High school was such a huge adjustment for me. Obviously the workload is much bigger, but entering a new school, with new people, along with more work that has a lot more significance to your future, can all be a lot.
For me the first few weeks were hard, and it still is. Managing my time, and still having a social life. I found that for the first few weeks, I was doing so much, that at the end of the day I had no free time. It messed with my mind, and my overall being. I have a strong belief that just as much as your brain needs to be worked, your mind needs to have downtime so you don’t go crazy. The stress is also a huge thing that I’m trying to handle. When I lay down in bed, about to go to sleep, thoughts flood my mind as fast as waterfalls. “What’s gonna happen with this?” “How will I do with that”, “Will I get this done in time?” and so on. I’ve come to the conclusion that stress is gonna happen no matter what, but what truly matters is how you handle it. And along with that, attitude plays a huge role. Ya, when I wake up in the morning, I’m extremely tired and I want to be grumpy and bask in how tired I am, but I remind myself (or should I say my mom reminds me) that I’m tired either way, and my attitude can have an effect on how good my day is. So to recap, this transition is definitely not easy from any perspective. I chose to take it a day at a time. I want my high school experience to be a good one, so now it’s time to see where life takes me.