Sweetie... High school is hard especially if you are new to the school. I was sooo shy in high school and couldn't wait to graduate.
Percycat has some good ideas... what about joining an after school club or try out for a sport. ? Do you like reading? is there a book club.
I met most of my friends in the library. I would pick a book I really had enjoyed and if someone was in that same aisle I would smile and say " have you read this one... its really good".
If all else fails.... SMILE! for all your worth. Pick a day... say Friday.. I will smile at at least 5 new people and say hi... nothing more... just a big old smile and a hello. Next week...pick another day... I will smile at at least 7 people I don't know and say "how are you". Then pick someone you know is in one of your classes... not someone who is in a clique but someone who might be in the same boat you are... smile and say.. hey I think we might be in the same ? class... how do you like the teacher.
One little step at a time.
When we moved to this new town... my children and I were traumatized, frightened , sad etc... So we volunteered for whatever came along.... we met wonderful people...
Still to this day, especially if I'm having a bad day... I say "Mary, you are going out for fresh air... and you are going to smile at everyone you meet. I talk to people with new babies, or dogs, puppies. " Now half the town knows me and I truly feel like part of this little community.
I will keep you in my thoughts dear one.... I know its hard. But you had enough courage and resourcefullness to come to us! That was smart! You can do this. We are cheering you on!
Your assignment for tomorrow is to smile at one person only... keep your head high...no walking with your eyes looking at your feet. Smile and make eye contact with one person.... Little steps my love! You will get there!
Come to us often ok... we are rooting for you... you have your very own cheerleading team here!
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis, PTSD ,general anxiety disorder.