Drum roll please! A bunch of my friends and I are starting our Freshman year this Tuesday. DUN DUN DUNNN. Wow. I know it won't be hugely different "school"-wise, because thankfully we don't have to go to an all-new school and meet all new people, especially upperclassmen, who do not necessarily enjoy having freshmen around. :P (from what I've heard)
But we will be taking new classes, harder classes, classes that require more effort and attention. We may have had to drop some "extracurricular" classes for more "educational" ones-for instance, I've already opted for Biology and dissecting little frogs instead of doing Drama and singing alongside Anne of Green Gables. :P (not RIGHT alongside but you get the point. :P) But it's for education. Which is always a good thing. :) And to get Biology over with Freshman Year. Whew. Despite the fact we'll be in the same atmosphere, with the same peers and upperclassmen who are kinder than some, we still have a whole new sort of year to look forward to. Less play, more work. Get the right classes so you can graduate with all your credits. Sharpen your mind for the SAT. Start looking at colleges your siblings are deciding on. (or ones they haven't thought of) Juggling jobs, school at home, and school at Agape. Juggling all that and Driver's Ed, maybe? I guess this is high school in general, not just freshmen.
Alright, so not everyone will be doing all these things at once. And we're Freshmen. College isn't as close as it is to the Juniors or Seniors. But we'll still have more responsibility and more work than before. But there could come more enjoyment with this as well.
Ah. And more maturity. Or we should. We should set an example for the younger ones (the tiny tots up to the not-so-young 8th-graders) in what we do, say, and how we do things, and say things, and respond to authority, rules, work, responsibility, etc. What we do when different situations come our way. We are NOT perfect. Far from it. At least, I know I'm not. But we do understand more and have more privileges and more responsibilities. We aren't the only ones being examples for them, but we should still be like Jesus. Not just as an example for them, but also to be living for Him.
Um...I knew I had somewhere I was going with this. Basically: WOW. We're starting high school! Its not the same as starting public high school, but its still sort of a big and different thing. We need to be examples.
I intend to try to do better this year, both at home school and Agape assignments.
I'm pretty much really excited about this though! :)
So here's a note of encouragement to all my fellow freshmen, and all my fellow high schoolers and home schoolers. Remember, God is with you whatever you do, so do it all unto Him. :)
May God Bless y'all and help us all to be like Him. :)
Should be a great year! :) NOTE: This are my ramblings, by the way. Just my thoughts pretty much. :) And kind of what I hope to be doing. :)