Our network

Leaving behind the awkwardness…or not just a phase | Community Spirit

Title (Max 100 Characters)

Leaving behind the awkwardness…or not just a phase
Leaving behind the awkwardness…or not just a phase

By Natalie Gadbois ’12 FOCUS EDITOR

On my first day of freshman year I walked in naively hopeful, waiting for my life to change in an instant, as I became one of the golden ones, a high schooler. As the months of freshman year wore on, I lost that hopefulness, and viewed high school as a place full of cynics and phonies.

I had thought that my entire life would change when I walked through the front doors, and by association I would instantly become more interesting, less awkward, more popular, and better liked. I assumed that everyone would instantly revere me for my intelligence, respect my lack of athleticism, and appreciate my extensive Harry Potter knowledge. That didn’t happen.

I thought the only thing I could do was accept the fact that high school wasn’t for me, tuck my head down and wait until I could start anew in college. I again unre­alistically looked...

...READ MORE