High School Life/Freshman Year


Hey there :)
So I'm about to start my freshman year of highschool in a few weeks. I've talked to a lot of people, some of whom loved highschool and some who hated it so much. I was wondering what tips or advice you could give me? Anything at all is helpful :) thanks so much

Hello Maddie!

I know how uber-cliche it is, but just be yourself!  Haha, I'm totally serious!  Unless of course you're a mean person, in which case just be friendly and nice.  High school is a little dramatic, but nothing near like how it's portrayed by Hollywood.  As long as you're friendly and open with people, you'll make friends in no time.  Remember, an entire group of high school freshmen are also going in for the first time, so you're not alone.  They're all as excited and nervous as you are!

Best of luck.  High school really is a wonderful time, hope you enjoy it!


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I began this profile in 2007 after a bad breakup with my girlfriend at the time. I was a junior in high school then and the breakup left me pretty heartbroken. I found a reprieve in offering advice to others experiencing similar high school traumas and I began writing here. Almost eight years later and I am still a part of AllExperts. Since then I have gone to university, moved to China, begun working an actual job, and experienced many more dramas. I have had wonderful friends who have supported me through all of it, and I am happy to give back whatever I can. Feel free to send me a private or public message and I will respond as soon as I can =)


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