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I’m the new kid. The kid no one knows. The kid that eats lunch alone. The kid who goes to school to see faces he doesn’t know. The kid who sits in the back of class waiting for some one to say “hi, whats your name?”
In the past year I have grown up alot. Ive had to adjust to new people, surroundings, and a new way of life. So I think I should give my perspective on what its like to be the new kid and what I have learned.
When your 17 and in high school you think you have your life planned out exactly how you want it. However, sometimes life throws you a curve ball and directs you where to go. You don’t want to except change but sometimes you don’t have much of a choice. This is where you have to start growing up and maturing quick because shit is getting real. Your leaving your friends, family, and the life you once knew. Your leaving all your memories you once had behind in the past to start a new life in a place you don’t know.
Of course the first thing you want to do is make friends. However, its not that simple when no one knows your new. When you move to a school where at least 3,000 kids attend, no one is going to be able to tell that your new here. For all they could know, you could have been attending that school since you were a freshmen. Making friends is a process that can take some time when you haven’t grown up with them your entire life.
Social cliques exist rather we want to acknowledge it or not. The cliques are already there and set before you come to your new school. It is really easy to be labeled apart of a curtain group when your new. That can hurt your chances of wanting to branch out and meet new people when you have already be associated with curtain people.
It is very easy to be alone. Everyone is out having fun on a Friday or Saturday night with their social lives. What are you doing? Sitting at home, doing absolutely nothing but feeling sorry for yourself because you don’t have any friends or anyone to talk too. That’s your own fault. Your so enclosed in your own little box and you want things to go back to the way they are because you think your life is horrible now. Worst part of it is you take it our on your parents and make them think they have done something terrible to you. You have no one to blame but yourself.
Don’t make others adjust to you, you have to adjust to them rather you like it our not. You can’t change the way people think or feel. If you come across someone who doesn’t agree with your stance on curtain things, that’s their problem. They are not going to care where you came from or who you are. You are in their territory and you have to get used to it.
Don’t live in your own world. If you think where you live now sucks always think it could be worse. I understand you want things to go back to the way they were but unfortunately that is not going to happen. The life you had before is over and you can’t keep living in the past. You have to move forward with your life and make the most you can out of this situation.
Change is good. If you can recall the memories you had back in your old life in your old home and most of them were bad memories then its probably for the better that you moved. A change of pace is good and lets you see the world through other peoples eyes. Best part of this is, you can be the person you have always wanted to be. Not meaning be fake and don’t be you, but kinda reinvent yourself and finding out who you REALLY are.
I guess through my experience in all of this has been mostly positive. I can honestly say I have found myself through this whole thing and I am a stronger person. I’m glad I moved. It gave me a second chance at a new life and I have God to thank for that.
-Dazed but not so confused-