Whoever you may be, a freshman is all I know you are. It doesn’t matter what I know about you, because either way you are an amazing person. There is no one like you, and that is the first thing you need to realize when you become a freshman. You are one of a kind and never forget that. The next thing you need to learn how to deal with is losing friends. I came to Franklin Heights from a completely different school district and I had to leave friends behind. I wasn’t going to be with the same people I was with last year. Also, don’t think your friends at the beginning of the year will be your friends at the end of the year. When this year first started, I had one group of amazing friends. They were funny, nice, even helped me sometimes with school work. Eventually, about half way through the year, we just stopped talking. It was a very slow process, but the next thing I knew I had a completely different group I was hanging out with. The next part of surviving your freshman year is learning to study and learning to work. I was stressed out way to much this year, more than I should have been. I refused to open a book and actually study and that hurt me some in French and Biology. Please, do not do what I did. Always study and do your homework the night before, not the period before it’s due like I tend to do. Yes, you may make decent grades, I did, but you will stress yourself and stress hurts the body. If you aren’t going to listen to any of this, thinking, Well he doesn’t know my life, he doesn’t know where I came from, then please, at least know this: a grade doesn’t define you. That grade might be on your transcript forever, but it means nothing. You are you, not a grade. For some people it may seem that way, but don’t stress about your grades thinking that your life will be over if you fail. Have a great freshman year!
Your friend, Bradley