Top 5 Tips for Back to School Confidence

We all do it every year. So why is starting school so scary? Why do we get so nervous every time school starts up again. Realistically we know it’s usually going to be relatively the same people and the same building. Yet we are still paralyzed with fear.

I feel the unknown scares a lot of people making them lose their confidence. This is my top 5 tips for starting the school year right.


My biggest tip is to know that no one is watching you. No one cares if you go to the wrong class or you’re not wearing the best trend. If they are noticing those things than they are not your friend to begin with.


Talk to people, don’t be scared. I learned over time that if you ask people if they have a pet it starts off a good conversation. People mostly have one and if they don’t they will talk about a pet they want. It’s okay to throw yourself into a conversation, it how you can make new friends. 30 seconds of insane courage is the best advice I have ever been given.


Make sure you tell your friends your fears. Your friends are definitely there to support you. If they aren’t helping you then they’re not real friends. Your girl gang needs to be there for you at all times. Especially when you’re not too confident in something like starting school.


Popularity is not everything. It won’t necessarily make you feel better about yourself if everyone is looking up to you. It creates pressure. You don’t need that on top of everything. Your social status should not be the most important thing to you. Just be you and everything will go how it should.


It’s not like the movies and that’s okay. You won’t be singing in the hallways, the most popular guy may never notice you, the bad boy will be an ass that will not fall in love with you, etc. Movies are glorified make believe. It will just leave you disappointed.


What am I even doing this year??


So as everyone who read my blog post about graduation knows, I’ve finally finished my high school. (A hundred years later, I know) But what am I doing from here on out?

Well it’s not exactly that simple. I had previously gone to college before finishing my high school. What were they thinking letting me in?? I failed out because it was in French and well we all know that story.

Since I failed out of college it’s been very hard to get into an English one. My high school grades are great but my college ones suck. I’m sure you guessed it, college grades are more important.

So what am I doing this year? I decided to do two things. The first being applying to a school out of my province. (There’s like only 3 English colleges close to my home, making getting in very difficult to get in because of the lack of options for Anglophones.) The second being applying to nigh school. I will be doing college credit courses till I get an answer from Algonquin. The night school starts earlier here than Algonquin starts. The credited courses will help improve my college grades in general making it easier to get into a college close to me.

The ultimate goal is to be back in college in a communications program by Winter 2018. I will admit jumping through hoops for so long has been very frustrating. All I want to do is learn and the system is making it close to impossible. I do know that everything happens for a reason. What I go through is to bring me to a bigger and better purpose in life.