Today I dragged out my pin-bedecked messenger bag (it made me feel slightly better that yesterday I ordered a plethora of fun new pins from Etsy), shoved my summer homework into binders, did an energy-boosting workout, took a shower, obsessed over every detail of my hair and makeup, threw on my outfit, and rushed out the door. In that order.
Yes, today was my first day of hi!school. (I'm going to go off on a tangent here: I first read "high school" spelled "hi!school" in Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson — which is an amazing book, by the way. Now whenever I type "high school" it looks all wrong and I just HAVE to change it to "hi!school". I have no idea why. Just some mild Olive Tree OCD, I suppose.) I'm the last stop of my bus route so I ended up getting smushed into a seat with a junior/senior boy who seemed to have taken his morning shower in cologne.
It was pandemonium inside the school. Four grades rushed about, trying to get their schedules and lockers sorted out. I slunk into English and let the day begin.
Below is my schedule for today. We go on a four-day rotation: A, B, C, and D days, each with a slightly different schedule. It's a tad confusing, but here is my A day schedule...
It *was* kind of nice seeing old friends — and for some inexplicable reason becoming instant friends with acquaintances in my Study Halls — but I gotta say, the school was roasting! The thermostat only read 88º, but everyone in the school was literally sweating their skins off. It's going to be even worse tomorrow. Um, hello, weather? It's September... please stop the summer weather now. Thanks.
Apparently I look about three years older than I really am, because I had a few people come and ask for directions. They were shocked to learn I was a freshman. Really, people, I'm not even that tall.
Overall, though, it wasn't a bad day. I like most of my classes and still have Theatre Arts to look forward to on B, C, and D days. :)
So! I am completely exhausted and still have to reckon with homework. So ciao for now!