I spent the majority of my freshman year hating myself because I wasn’t doing some of the interesting things other people my age were doing.
Other people I saw on the internet were doing really cool things and discovering themselves, while I found myself sitting in my bedroom thinking, It took me until April to realize that not everyone can do the same things, and it takes time for people to find themselves.
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Age has never been that big of a deal to me (I have a lot of close friends who are a few years younger than me as well), but apparently it’s a really big deal to everyone else. There will be a moment where you realize something like he was in middle school when you were in high school. You find out just how many people think that making fun of your age difference is hilarious.
Dating a younger guy isn’t weird because he’s younger – it’s weird because of the way society makes you feel about it. There’s nothing you can do but just look at them and wonder how their thought process works. The 10 worst moments in any relationship Follow Gurl, pretty please!
Try to find someone that you think you can relate to - socially and mentally. Nothing is worse than being the one who 'shoulda-seen-it-coming' when a person's old habits repeat themselves. Separate your relationship from your school responsibilities.
No one wants to be known as the 'dramatic couple that has epic battles by the soda machines every Tuesday.' It is really hard to keep up your grades and the respect of your classmates and teachers when you bring your relationship problems to class with you. Until you are 18 and move out of your house, your parents have final say in what you do and don't do. It is so easy to become so engulfed in a significant other that friends just don't seem as fulfilling anymore.
A while back, we asked readers starting their sophomore year of high school what advice they wish they’d been given before their freshman year.
Many of you Rookies came through with guidance that will hopefully help incoming freshmen feel a little less nervous (maybe even kinda excited? One thing I wish I’d been told before starting my freshman year is that everyone grows at their own pace.
These may be some of the questions running through the mind of Kaitlyn Hunt as she continues to murk her way through the criminal justice system for engaging in a relationship with her fourteen year old, same sex girlfriend.
DEAR ABBY: I’m a senior (girl) in high school and have been dating a sophomore, even though he’s less than a year younger than I am.
After all, you didn’t exactly grow up at the same time.