Hello, bloglings! It is I, Evi, risen from the grave of unplanned hiatuses. I really didn’t mean to take two months off from blogging. I really didn’t. But life happened, then finals and tests happened, then end of school happened, then a trip happened….
So I kind of disappeared for two months. Ooops.
The nice thing about this is that: school is out for me! (Not recently- a little less than a month ago, but still.) SUMMER VACATION YEAH. The only slightly scary thing is- that was my last year of middle school. As in, I’m going to high school next year. My last four years of public school. (Yeah, most of y’all are way past high school at this point, I know. The amount of bloggers my age in the blogosphere is really small.)
I’m not really all that scared- just nervous, mostly, and excited. The really cool thing is that I’m going to a magnet school *gulp*. Magnet schools, to those who are homeschooled or in another country (is this a US only thing? honestly I don’t know), is basically a special high school program gifted students take for their last four years. There are different tracks, like STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), performing arts, international tracks, medical tracks, tracks that are like your regular AP classes but with even more oomph, etc. You have to apply to get into these programs, and usually it’s a program inside a regular public high school, but people from everywhere in your district can go to it if they get in.
Does that make sense? I hope that makes sense.
So, for my high school experience, I’m going to be in a class of about 100 in one of those magnet programs. It’s slightly terrifying. The nice thing is I’ll have two of my friends there as well- we all got in, so it’s nice that I’ll know somebody. The weirdest part, to me, is the fact that I won’t have classes or see any of my other friends in school anymore. We all got blown to the winds: I have two friends that are going to another magnet school, one that is going to yet another magnet school, and the rest are split between our public high schools. It’s a bit insane.
I mean, I know we’ll still all see each other, and that we’ll text and stay in touch through the Internet and social media and everything, but it’s still a bit odd that if somebody says something in class, I can’t make a face at them. We won’t sit together at lunch, or work on projects together. It’s weird.
But that leads to one of the other things I’m excited about- making new friends, and having an entirely new group of people to interact with- not necessarily friends, but people that are in my classes and stuff- for the next four years. It’s boggling, to me, that that can just happen.
So it’ll be an adventure. Not a Hobbit style adventure, with dragons and gold and elves (
sadly), but an adventure all the same.