1. Denial that summer is over
We've all been there. It's your last moments of summer and they are going by too fast. You wish for one more day but you know that the inevitable is coming... The first day of school.
2. Excitement on the first day
Although it is the "dreaded" first day of school, you are excited. It is a fresh start with new classes, teachers and the chance to meet new people. The new school year holds so many opportunities to grow and find yourself. The only problem: you have forgotten about all the work that is yet to come.
3. Seeing your friends after a long summer
We all have those school friends that you say at the end of the school year, "We will definitely hang out this summer!" but you never really do. The start of a new school year means you get to see these "school friends", and often on a daily basis. Even though you never actually got around to hanging out, you are excited to see them at the beginning of the school year.
4. Syllabus week
The calm before the storm. This week seems like the best week where no homework is given and class is spent going over a syllabus for ten minutes and then having free time to scroll your feed. Unfortunately, this week cannot, and will not, last forever
5. False belief you can make it
It's a fresh year! You can do it! Just stay on top of all assignments, study, get to bed early, organize and eat healthy. At least that's what you keep telling yourself...
6. Zero to 100 real quick
Homework and projects, and tests, oh my. Syllabus week is officially over and you just got dumped with your first load of homework. Now project rubrics are getting passed out and you have begun studying for the first test of the year.
Your grand plan to go to bed early each night to prevent tired mornings has already failed. The great planned sleep schedule has now been messed up after only one week and you know as the year goes on it will only get worse. Caffeine is your new best-friend.
8. Questioning why you are even here
You are two weeks into school and simply do not understand the classes you are in for the life of you. Why am I here? How did I even meet the prerequisites to be in this class? Who suggested this class was fun? Well, now you need to suck it up for the year or drop out at the semester. But that will go on your *DA DA DA* permanent record *GASP*
9. Getting back into the swing of things
It is week three. You have become used to not getting any sleep and having a boatload of homework on a daily basis. Now you begin marking things in your planner and have started a more organized (yet not perfect) way of handling school.
You have managed to survive your first month of high school. You have accepted by now that summer is over and that for the next 8(or so) months you will be trapped in this school before the cycle begins all over again.
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