Member Rara Avis
Good luck, Krista! If I could go back to High School just for a day, it would be wonderful! I absolutely loved that time in my life. Of course you are a bit nervous starting out, that's natural because it's a new experience. But within a couple of days, you will fit right in and everything will be fine.
Here is my advice (since you asked... hehehe)--
Enjoy your High School days. Don't take them TOO seriously (have fun), but don't take them lightly either. Go to college if you have the opportunity. In order to do that, keep your grades as high as you can. Don't be too pressured by what others are doing. Instead, focus on you and how you are growing into an adult. By doing so, you will become a magnet to others who want to be with someone for whom self growth is important. Don't put aside your spiritual side. Continue writing and explore the depths of your soul. Seek out friends who are good for you, not those who will bring you down. Keep a good attitude. Look toward tomorrow and plan, but enjoy your days in school. Join school activities like the debate team, drama club, sports, chess.... ANYTHING that strikes your interest. There, you will meet friends who may remain your friends for many years to come. (I am still in touch with several of my high school friends and I am in my 40's).
I could go on and on, but I'll just close this with this statement: Respect yourself. And respect your journey through life. Speak positive thoughts, not negative ones. Banish the negative and bury it alive.
Oh, and one more thing.... buy the yearbook! Every year! You will look back with fond memories and it will spark your curiosity to contact some of the people you grew up with.
Best of High School days to you, Ms. Alwye!