In two days I’m starting high school, I’m very anxious about school starting. I’m worried if I’m going to have any classes with my friends and be able to sit with them at lunch. I am also worried about getting to my class on time and learning my way around the big school. There are so many changes from middle school to high school that I don’t know if I can make the adjustment. I’m sure many people worry about this, whether they are starting middle school, high school, or just a new environment.

I realize all the challenges I’m needing to face and the only way I’m going to get through them is if I have a good mindset. Here are the solutions I decided to give myself:

First, I can talk to my friends to figure out if we have any classes together as well as lunch. If they don’t, it will be a good opportunity to make new friends.

I can also use the map provided at the school to find my way around and circle my classes on it so I’m prepared for my first day.

It’s going to be a good school year because I believe it will be.

If I tell myself this is going to be a good school year, then I will focus on it.

If I focus on it, it will happen!

I’m now getting excited about all my new beginnings! Can’t wait!

 

Lindsey, 14 y.o.