What’s Fun about Being the New Girl at School

Rose
What's Fun About Being the New Girl At School

Hey GirlMoguls – it’s Rose here, and there was a time when I was the new girl, and let me tell it was no fun – all I wanted to do was to be back at my old school, in my old town, with my old friends.  But since New York City is like a million miles away from good ‘ole Weston, my new hood, it was pretty unlikely that I was going to see my new friends anytime soon.  So here I was…the New Girl in town…and if you are too, you can use this 4 part strategy to start your new life…

  1. Keep an open mind – It’s easy to think that the grass was always greener in your old school and home.  You were used to it and life felt good – and comfortable.  You might be inclined to dwell on how it used to be…but that can make you a real drag to be around.  And trust me, if you go about comparing how much cooler your old school was to your new one, umm, pretty much no one will be interested in being friends with you…So before you start your first day, tell yourself that your new school is going to be WAY COOLER than your old one – keep telling yourself this and your mind will believe it – and you’ll be ready for the new adventure.
  2. All the World’s the Stage – as the new girl, people will be wondering what kind of person you are.   And all they’ll have to go on is what you show them. Now I am not talking about a total re-invention here.  But if you have always wanted to be bubbly and outgoing, but really are a bit of a shy girl, well now’s the time to start being bubbly and outgoing.  Smile and say hello, strike up conversations.  After all, no one here knows you were a shy girl at your old school.  Now, don’t try to be someone you’re not – ‘cause that never works for long.  Just picture your best self – and try to be that person during the first few weeks.
  3. Don’t be a wallflower – get out and say hello.  Sometimes being the new girl means that you’ll get a lot of attention and it will be easy to meet new people.   Other times, being the new girls means, well not a whole lot.  So if the kids at your new school aren’t coming up and introducing themselves to you, don’t worry – take the initiative – but don’t try too hard.  Just smile, say hello and try making some short conversations or small talk with the friendliest kids.
  4. Be patient – You don’t find new BFFs overnight – usually.  So be patient and let friendships grow.  Try to be friendly to as many people as possible and get a sense for who they are – it might turn out that the group you wanted to be friends isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.   It might take a while to find your spot – but you will find it – and find out that maybe you belonged there all along.

How to Make Friends – Don’t be Shy Look People in the Eye

How to Make Friends
How to Make Friends

Hey GirlMoguls – it’s back to school time and maybe you’re starting a new school – maybe you’ll be going with a group of new friends, or maybe you’re going to walk into class that very first day solo and you’re sweating it – just how are you going to make friends?  Are you worried you’re too shy?  Here are some great tips on how to be friendly:

  1. Don’t stress being shy – after all, everyone, even the most outgoing person, feels shy at times.  All you need to make friends is to get your confidence on  – and you don’t need to show up – just try a simple smile and hello to the kids in your class.  Once you get that down – and get a few smiles and hellos in return your can go for the next step
  2. Strike Up a Conversation – it doesn’t have to be a long one.  You could even script it out in front of your mirror at home.  You could compliment someone’s outfit or accessory, or maybe commiserate about the killer English homework.  A small conversation starter might lead to a longer talk
  3. Get Involved – If you want to make friends, but aren’t sure where to start, consider joining an after school club or class where you’re working on something that interests you – and all the other kids in the club.  It’s a lot easier to bond when you already share some common interests – like saving the whales or drawing comics
GirlMogul Lily
GirlMogul Lily

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Introducing the GirlMogul.com Virtual Lounge

Join the Free GirlMogul.com Virtual Lounge
Join the Free GirlMogul.com Virtual Lounge

Hey GirlMoguls – we have some exciting news.  We’ve partnered with Secretbuilders.com to create a GirlMogul.com Virtual Lounge – complete with all the cool things you need – like chat, avatars, shills, lounges, rooms, virtual clothing, furniture, accessories and other fun stuff.
It’s a safe, secure and monitored online environment where you can meet other GirlMoguls like you, chat, play games and make new friends.  And it’s safe and secure so nobody icky is allowed.  And it’s free to join – you can sign up right here (and your parents can check it out to – and find out about all the safety features.)

Anyway – get set and sign up, cause this Thursday, July 15th is our launch day party and we’ll be gifting cool things to all the new members…

Meet GirlMogul Lily

 

NAME:XXXXXXX

Code Name:Lily

Address: 683 Quailtree Lane, Weston.

Age:12

Collected Data:

Family: Father is a law school professor.Mother is a banker, commercial lending.Older brother in high school.Lily attends the local middle school.Live in suburban development, colonial style new house.Parents moved to Weston based on jobs after graduating from Law School and Business School. Mother volunteers on local community service boards and father coaches the field hockey team.

Favorite Books: Lily prefers magazines.GirlMoon, Inc Magazine, and National Geographic Kids, though wouldn’t be caught reading it in public.Also likes Teen.

Favorite Subject: Doesn’t have one. Does moderately well in all subjects.Slightly better at math than English.Excels in leadership positions for after school activities.Dance Organization Committee, Community Service Club, Environmental Club.

Hobbies: Talking to people, helping others through various programs, field hockey team, watching movies with her mom.Having discussions with her dad.

In her words:

Describe yourself: Lots of people describe me as outgoing.My mother says I can talk to anyone about anything and it’s true I guess, I always just like talking to people and making new friends, even if it’s just for a little while, like in the line in the grocery store.My mom says I get it from dad, since he’s a lawyer, he’s always talking, while arguing kind of, that’s what lawyers , and law professors do, they talk a lot.But mom is also pretty friendly.She always has a smile; she’s pretty tall and walks like a queen.You notice her when she walks down the street and people kind of what to be around her.

I live in Bird section of Weston. I call it that because all the streets are named after birds.It’s a pretty new house.We moved there after my mom got the promotion at the bank.It’s closer to the work for both my mom and dad, which is nice because now they’re both home for dinner most of the time – if we’re not out doing something, like practice or at a meeting.My parents take me lots of places with them – they say this is how I will get a taste of the real world and how to act around adults.Sometimes my mom will take me to visit her clients on the weekend – local businesses and stores – just to check up on things.I love learning about all the different things people make and sell, really it’s just fascinating.

I like to hang with my dad too, sometimes I go to his office and hang out while he meets with students.Or I get to read or play on the computer while he’s writing an article or lecturing. I like the university – most everyone is young and cool and you get to see some pretty interesting outfits and hair dos.And everyone is always excited about something.

I am usually excited about something – I love working with after school clubs, like the environmental club and the helping seniors club.We plan projects – a lot of times, I get to plan the projects and we all work together to make them happen.And I was thinking of starting a young entrepreneur’s club at school.An entrepreneur is someone who starts a business and kids can do it to.Actually I did take over the school store and I increased sales by 100% in just a month (it was my smart marketing – I made new flyers and ran great sales).I really like running the store, taking the money and figuring out what we’re going to sell. I totally think we need to update all of the notebooks and pens we sell – who wants boring black when you could have flowers and patterns?

Anyway, I am also trying to make things better, I mean better, how I see it.But I listen to other people to. But usually I am right.

Your Hero: My parents. And the whole Obama family

Someone from History you admire: Madam CJ Walker – she was the first female millionaire in America.

If you could have lunch with anyone: Malia and Sasha Obama- at the White House of course.

Your favorite place: The family room.I hang out there and do my homework while my mom or dad cooks dinner and we talk.We also play games there on game night – every Thursday.

A place you would like to visit: New York City.And Washington, DC.So much seems to be happening there.

What do you want to be when you grow up:An entrepreneur. Or a lawyer. Or the president. I am open to any of those.

Why do you want to help out with Weston’s Jr. Civic Pride Committee?: I think it’s a great way to get involved in celebrating our founder and the history of Weston.I feel like I could really help organize things too.

Approved

Dr. Smith’s Comments: An excellent leader.Very intelligent (if not book smart, certainly street smart).Has a good way with people.Seems like true leadership material.

Abby’ Comments: Sounds like Lily totally rocks – love all the things she’s involved with.Super friendly and has a way of making people feel at ease.


NAME:XXXXXXX

Code Name:Lily

Address: 4683 Quailwood Trail, Weston.

Age:12

Collected Data:

Family: Father is a law school professor.Mother is a banker, commercial lending.Older brother in high school.Lily attends the local middle school.Live in suburban development, colonial style new house.Parents moved to Weston based on jobs after graduating from Law School and Business School. Mother volunteers on local community service boards and father coaches the field hockey team.

Favorite Books: Lily prefers magazines.GirlMoon, Inc Magazine, and National Geographic Kids, though wouldn’t be caught reading it in public.Also likes Teen.

Favorite Subject: Doesn’t have one. Does moderately well in all subjects.Slightly better at math than English.Excels in leadership positions for after school activities.Dance Organization Committee, Community Service Club, Environmental Club.

Hobbies: Talking to people, helping others through various programs, field hockey team, watching movies with her mom.Having discussions with her dad.

In her words:

Describe yourself: Lots of people describe me as outgoing.My mother says I can talk to anyone about anything and it’s true I guess, I always just like talking to people and making new friends, even if it’s just for a little while, like in the line in the grocery store.My mom says I get it from dad, since he’s a lawyer, he’s always talking, while arguing kind of, that’s what lawyers , and law professors do, they talk a lot.But mom is also pretty friendly.She always has a smile; she’s pretty tall and walks like a queen.You notice her when she walks down the street and people kind of what to be around her.

I live in Bird section of Weston. I call it that because all the streets are named after birds.It’s a pretty new house.We moved there after my mom got the promotion at the bank.It’s closer to the work for both my mom and dad, which is nice because now they’re both home for dinner most of the time – if we’re not out doing something, like practice or at a meeting.My parents take me lots of places with them – they say this is how I will get a taste of the real world and how to act around adults.Sometimes my mom will take me to visit her clients on the weekend – local businesses and stores – just to check up on things.I love learning about all the different things people make and sell, really it’s just fascinating.

I like to hang with my dad too, sometimes I go to his office and hang out while he meets with students.Or I get to read or play on the computer while he’s writing an article or lecturing. I like the university – most everyone is young and cool and you get to see some pretty interesting outfits and hair dos.And everyone is always excited about something.

I am usually excited about something – I love working with after school clubs, like the environmental club and the helping seniors club.We plan projects – a lot of times, I get to plan the projects and we all work together to make them happen.And I was thinking of starting a young entrepreneur’s club at school.An entrepreneur is someone who starts a business and kids can do it to.Actually I did take over the school store and I increased sales by 100% in just a month (it was my smart marketing – I made new flyers and ran great sales).I really like running the store, taking the money and figuring out what we’re going to sell. I totally think we need to update all of the notebooks and pens we sell – who wants boring black when you could have flowers and patterns?

Anyway, I am also trying to make things better, I mean better, how I see it.But I listen to other people to. But usually I am right.

Your Hero: My parents. And the whole Obama family

Someone from History you admire: Madam CJ Walker – she was the first female millionaire in America.

If you could have lunch with anyone: Malia and Sasha Obama- at the White House of course.

Your favorite place: The family room.I hang out there and do my homework while my mom or dad cooks dinner and we talk.We also play games there on game night – every Thursday.

A place you would like to visit: New York City.And Washington, DC.So much seems to be happening there.

What do you want to be when you grow up:An entrepreneur. Or a lawyer. Or the president. I am open to any of those.

Why do you want to help out with Weston’s Jr. Civic Pride Committee?: I think it’s a great way to get involved in celebrating our founder and the history of Weston.I feel like I could really help organize things too.

Approved

Dr. Smith’s Comments: An excellent leader.Very intelligent (if not book smart, certainly street smart).Has a good way with people.Seems like true leadership material.

Abby’ Comments: Sounds like Lily totally rocks – love all the things she’s involved with.Super friendly and has a way of making people feel at ease.