You don't know me because I'm new, but I feel like Tina in that I am SO PROUD of you! Congratulations on your admission to Flagler!!!! Ohboy is right, keep it where you can see it every day! I was one of those girls in high school that was tormented by both girls and boys, I was always afraid of being hit, having hair pulled, was called names, it was awful. My brother and sisters were very popular, but I was very tall and very shy. So I was a real geek. And I made a "mistake" with a boy early on and was call the local "*****," by everyone all four years for that one mistake. So high school was a 4 year nightmare. I got through it by choosing a few things that I care about deeping and focusing my time and heart on them. They were music, sewing, and cooking. It'd be different choices nowadays, that was 30 years ago. But the days did go by, I prayed a lot, read my Bible a lot in those days, and soon it was Graduation. Just like it will be for you.
Psychology is wonderful fun. You will LOVE every word of it! I got straight A's in that degree, but not my nursing degree, got a few B's in that one. The Statistics course can be a bit hairy, and the Human Sexuality course is just weird, but other than that it's wonderful. So YOU have a LOT to look forward to!!! Those dingdongs in high school are.....well....so "high school!" It sounds like you are just way more mature that than! Don't worry about your eating. Some days you will eat a bit more, other days you will get your heart preoccupied with something that catches your interest, and you won't feel a bit like eating. For example, if you go to the library and start reading some sociology and psychology now...you won't be able to put the stuff DOWN long enough to worry about eating you'll be so ENTHRALLED! And a good old Business Law textbook would not be over your head either! That's the first book and it's so much fun! YOU have a GOOD heart. Allow yourself to stay "age-appropriate." Your parents "grown-up" problems are not meant to rest on your shoulders. Let them and their anxieties rest squarely on their shoulders. It's what is right and good and what both God and your parents intend. You will become, as you grow older, very good at saying "Not my issue!" because more and more people will want to draw you into their stuff, especially as caring and sweet as you are. I talk too much, but Tina and boo are good true friends. So I will shut up for awhile!!!! Pammi