Hello hello hello! I am here, today, to bring you more random flailings, most notably about friendship, the weirdness of high schools, and other random stuff that has happened in the (nearly) two weeks since I have begun freshman year. There’s a lot.
I know that public school, most specifically high school, is notoriously weird as all get out. For someone reason I, mentally, did not realize how exactly super weird people can be. In example, somebody in front of me in the hallways just randomly bent over and started inspecting another kid’s ankle? Also today somebody had a ukulele for whatever reason and started playing it as we were walking down a super crowded hallway (which, to be honest, is most of them). At least that was enjoyable.
I have also heard somebody completely unironically say that she was born in the wrong generation while talking about Aerosmith, and a girl on the bus yelled “I WANT THE WHOLE FISH” really loudly. I do not know the context.
However, magnet school has been amazing so far! My bio teacher is hilarious and super cool and she has a guinea pig named “Pig”. In Lit we read Blink by Malcolm Gladwell, and we’ve been talking about unconscious and conscious judgement and appearance and racism and sexism and then also relating it to the Stanford case, the recent police shootings, and other current events. It’s not necessarily fun stuff to talk about, but it’s really nice to be able to discuss that stuff. We’ve also been doing lots of free writing! Sort of? And I also have magnet art this semester, which is aMAZING, my teacher is great and we get to draw stuff like judgmental pelicans. Math is math, meaning it is nice but also…math.
One of the things I was most worried about for starting at a school where I know two people exactly was making new friends. I’m not completely awful in social situations, but I also flounder a lot when surrounded by new people. If someone engages me in conversation, I’ll definitely try to keep talking to them, but I’m not the greatest at starting conversations myself. There’s also that I wanted to find my people- despite the fact that I am at a magnet school with lots of smart people, the nerdy people were still a bit hard to find. (Maybe because we’re all kinda socially awkward. Who knows.) So I had made a few new friends, and they are all nice and definitely people I want to be friends with, but they’re not my people, y’know? We all have that group of friends that we connect with the best and whom have similar interests (sometimes) and ideals and values (not necessarily in a religious way, but more like we believe similar things?). And it’s the best! Because you connect! I think everybody should have their own people that are the best for them and to them and that you should always try to find them. And today I did find another nerdy person whom is very cool, and it’s nice to find them, and also I made a friend, which was a great accomplishment. I hope you all find your people.
Has school started yet for you? Are you completely done with it forever? What do you think about finding your people? Do you have weird stories to share? Tell all.