Ben & Jerry's, Forensics Class and Freshman Year
It's June 12th, the last day of Freshman year. Well, not exactly, because I still have to go back to school to get my report card on the 28th. But anyways, it was my last day of classes today! Yayyy! Reflecting on this Freshman year, I don't think it was as hard as most people say it is. That may have been because I go to a Middle school/High school so I was already comfortable with my surroundings. There were some really hard times during this year when we had multiple exams and essays and projects due in the same week, one after another and I honestly had a mental break down and got extremely depressed. But then there were fun times too, like when I got closer to a group of friends and felt the feeling of friends you can trust and stick to. But honestly, Freshman year didn't scar me but it didn't bring me immense joy either. This year were the kinds you just go through to get it over with and move onto the next thing. It was more like this one class I took during Freshman year that I had a really hard time with. Forensics. We had so many exams and so much stuff we had to study on the exams, it was so painful. And what hurt about it the most was that you never felt achievement in that class, it was a constant struggle to keep your head above water. That kind of feeling leads a student like me to delete their Facebook account, lose interest in "fun" and sociable outings, and stick their head in a Ben & Jerry's Half Baked ice cream carton until you finally work up the will to tell yourself, "You'll be okay". I'm not even kidding, my parents were really worried and thought I should see a therapist. BUT ITS OVER! And I know there are even harder classes I'll have to take in the future, but let me hold onto this feeling of content this summer vacation. So yes, to the current 8th graders graduating middle school, you'll be okay.