Let me offer just one quick word of advice, from someone who successfully navigated high school without too many scars and is now attending college: Don’t let dating become a priority. Sophomore year can be so much fun. Don’t add drama where it’s not necessary.
As you get older and start to meet people whom you just seem to “click” with, it’s normal to lose touch with your old middle school friends. During our freshman year, my middle school friends and I banded together to survive the newness of high school. In our sophomore year, however, after realizing we had actually made it through a year of high school, some of us branched out to try new things and make new friends. In time, it was natural that a number of early friendships were set aside to make room for new ones based on more current interests and high school activities.
It may feel like you’re doing something wrong when you start to lose touch with old friends, but the reality is that life changes, and that’s okay. Sophomore year is a great time to make new friends who might be around for years to come. It’s also a time to become even closer to longtime friends who share your interests. Once you’ve decided whom to hold onto and whom to let go, your remaining friendships will become even more meaningful.
7/14/2020 06:09:21 pm
Anger is an indicator that something doesn't feel right. It isn't fun to feel angry, but sometimes it's easier to feel anger than to acknowledge (and actually feel) all of the vulnerable feelings that sit underneath the anger. Vulnerable feelings like grief, shame, and disappointment can feel uncomfortable and painful. We can sometimes use anger to protect ourselves from feeling this vulnerability and pain.
Building a relationship with everything that is connected with you is important. If you are one of the students who hates mathematics because it's too complicated, well good news, you need to form a relationship with them. No matter how hard it will be, you need to make a connection with things, regardless if you love or hate them. On the other hand, I just want to mention the I am so thankful that I got the chance to more stuff about the word "relationship".
10/5/2022 04:38:11 pm
Thhanks for this
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Author of A Christian Teenager's Guide to Surviving High School. Ashley shares ideas for teens about surviving and thriving!