How to Survive Grade 9!

Hey so because I am only just starting this blog you probably won't know me very well, so first, here is a little background about me. I am 14 years old and I just finished my first year of high school a few days ago!

In light of the graduating season here in Canada I thought I would tell you how to survive grade nine, or even any new school you will be attending!
1. Don't freak out and go into it looking confident that you will succeed. (Because I'm positive that you will!)
2. Try new things and get yourself out there! Don't just hang around your friends and do only what they want to do.
3. Don't be afraid to make new friends, you don't have to hang out with the people you did before. You can expand your horizon and maybe you just might meet your new best friends!
4. Participate in class. It sound really simple to do but for someone like me I struggled with that. If you participate you will look confident and everyone like a friend with confidence. (Just remember there is such thing as over confidence and it doesn't look so pretty)
5. Take classes that you enjoy. There is nothing better than being able to do the thing you enjoy, now sadly you still have to take the mandatory classes but there is always room for a fun class!
6. Experiment. High school is the time to experiment! If you always wanted to cut your hair than do it! But make sure you take lots of pictures so in 2o years you can see what changes you liked or maybe even wonder why you did that!

Surviving high school isn't all that complicated and there isn't a designed set of how to go through it perfectly. I can guarantee that your not gonna like everything about it but if you get involved, meet new people and go on lots of school trips you will have an amazing time!
                                                                                       ~ Em


  1. Wonderful tips! I remember going into 9th I was so overwhelmed!

  2. Thanks Vanessa! All these thing definitely helped me this past year!
    ~ Em