Originally Posted by sportzislifesarah92
For what to wear, I'd say some nice dark semi flared jeans with ballet flats or flip flops and a cute top. Don't forget the jewelry.
You will find your own group in the crowd, and it most likely not be any of the kinds of groups you were talking about, "sluts, burn outs, etc." I found my group and we are just a bunch of fun loving smart partiers that don't do anything stupid like drugs, and when we do drink it's only around close friend we can trust in a secure area and none of us drive. The girls are pretty and the guys are hot, we all love rock, and loud cars with lots of engine, lol. We don't go to crazy parties where there are people we don't know and smoking. We are a very close group of about 10 or 11 people, everyone knows everyone very well.
You'll find who you belong with, don't worry. The main thing is to not forget yourself when you go into high school, be nice to EVERYONE (it pays off I promise) and do NOT smoke or do any type of drugs. They will mess you up and my now best friend almost died because of drugs, and my cousin is brain-dead. No matter what kind, they can mess you up. Just tell people you don't do any drugs and be proud of it.
Be confident and laugh a lot. Have fun and do your schoolwork (you want your gpa to be high when you apply for colleges). Don't get mixed in with the wrong crowd and be yourself!
About being heavier, people are much less judgmental about that in high school than in middle school. You probably won't hear it at all from anyone that is a sophomore or above. But if you want to lose weight, (I did my freshman year) first cut out regular sodas. Drink water and diet sodas (they're just as good with no calories) , and if you like tea switch from sugar to sweetener. I lost 12 pounds just by doing that my freshman year. The you can slowly make some changes in your eating habits.
I have to warn you, you'll hear a lot about being a "stupid freshman" and getting called names simply by what year you are born. The best advice, coming from a senior in hs, be respectful and don't say anything like "Go class of 11!" That will just make seniors and everyone above you mad. Just be respectful and try not to get in their way. The reason seniors don't like freshmen is because they think they are immature. So just try not to come off as immature.
That's the best idea I can give you.