We wanted to share with you a letter that beamed us all back to those tough days in high school and how hard it can be to be the new kid on the block. We thought this topic of discussion was the perfect way to launch our new, (but temporary until the site launches) GBD forum…BUT unfortunately it is still in the works :)…tee hee! But we felt this topic could not wait! Check out the letter below;
Dear Kristin and Kendra,
Hi! I’m 16 years old, entering 11th grade/Year 12. My family and I moved to Shanghai nearly 3 years ago, and next week I’m going to be starting at a new school. I’m a foreigner in China, so I go to an international school. I’m really nervous.
I know this probably sounds very small and trivial, but one of the things that worry me most is the whole “lunch table” drama. About 15 minutes ago, I started Googling “teen lunch table problem seating advice” and when like NO useful advice came up I suddenly remembered, hey, maybe Girls By Design can help me! So, here I am. 🙂
My new school is really big, I don’t know anyone there, and everyone else will have their own group to sit with at lunch. Do I just sit by myself for a week or two, until I get to know people better and get a better feel of my environment? Or do I just pick a table and ask to sit with them? But if I did that would people find it intrusive? It’s just all so intimidating…I don’t know what I should do. Could you please give me some advice? Thanks! 😀
Well Ladies can you we give this gal some ideas? or Share your stories 🙂