High SChool REflection Essay

Submitted By Theprovacateur
Words: 505
Pages: 3

Freshman year, I walked into school with my heart racing. It was my first day of high school, and I was as nervous as every other incoming freshmen. My only knowledge of high school up until that point was the horror stories I had been told by alumni. I envisioned walking down the hall and being stuffed into a locker or thrown into a garbage can or robbed of my lunch money, much like in the movies. Needless to say I was petrified.
These ideas dissolved quickly after I spent a few weeks at L-S. I wasn't mugged, no one tried to sell me mind altering drugs, and I actually made it through break time at the cafe. Life at school became easier as I came to meet people and actually know my way around the halls.
Over four years I have been here I have developed friendships with many of the faculty as well as kids my own age. Some of these relationships were with teachers while others were with other staff members.
When people begin their adventure through high school, their journey begins with an aura of uncertainness. No one knows quite what to expect, so they prepare by expecting the unexpected.
I can still remember my first day of high school. I awoke early and forced down breakfast trying to subside the fluttering of butterflies in my stomach.
When I arrived at school I was surprised by both the size of the school and the size of the students. The seniors were so big! To say that I was intimidated is an understatement. For the first time in my life I was unsure of who I was and who I was going to turn out to be. Previous to entering high school I had heard all of these rumors about hazing and what not and I was uneasy at the prospect of being openly ridiculed.
As the year progressed my uneasiness began to fade. I began to meet new people and try new things. I…