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changing school

1/2 way through the school year i changed to a private school from a public school. At first it was devestating since im shy as hell and hardly make friends and usually never invite anyone over. But overall as school started to get nearer to the end I realised that im improving in school and I like school way more. Even though i've made only 4 friends since january. 1 of them is my girlfriend (I dont know how that happened) but when im feeling depressed from the change in schools she cheers me up so that helped a ton. The funniest thing is that now I'd rather go to school than be at home and that is because my parents annoy me so badly and I can count on seeing Rachel my GF there. So school is finnaly a place where I pay enough attention to learn tons of really intresting stuff (exept for english which is probable the worst occurence since deseases made there attack on everything they could).

Anything that ever happened or will... one condition, it has to be amazing.

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06-11-2008 05:02 PM
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It's good that you like school. But think of it this way. Why do you like school specifically? What made your opinion on schools change?

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06-11-2008 06:17 PM
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Didn't know I'd find someone that likes school on this forums but I understand what you were going through. You probably like school because of your parents.If they annoy you bad then you shouldn't find school as an escape but more of a rest. In the afternoons when you go home I usually get a snack then go to my room. It helps when I don't want to talk to my family. Don't ask me why i'm writing all this junk as it probably won't help you much. Smile I hate school... The Result: Mental Hospital.. I know its like WTF. I barely want to deal with my family... Jesus, why am I writing this... bah I better stop... o_0

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06-19-2008 04:45 PM
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