Another great week! This week was a witchsona (or witch oc) based off a mushroom given by @caromellarts
I recieved the Anthracophyllum archeri or Orange Fan mushroom. A fan shaped mushroom that grows in clusters - most of the species that falls under this name have one color caps but Caro was nice enough to give me a Raaaiiiinbow cap. They have no stem, white spores, and are Hiiiighly toxic so no muching on this little witch.
I made a witchsona because I wanted to make myself a cute outfit.. though with this drawing it again would be a nightmare haha.
(And the broom is supposed to be dead wood cause that is this mushrooms favorite growing spot)
Hey all - so I have a bunch of messages coming in about high school..
I consulted by good friend @gilove2dance, who is a high school teacher, to ask for her advice, because tbh it’s been like, a decade since I’ve been in high school haha.
“My biggest recommendation is finding a safe space…a space to spend lunch hours…could be with a group of friends in the caf, at one locker, perhaps a teacher is willing to supervise an empty classroom (computer lab/library) but make a location, a safe space to go to.”
(for me in high school my safe space was either the cafeteria, during spare periods, with my two best friends, where we had our sketchbooks and markers, and just drew for an hour; also we generally ate lunch in the same spot every day, in one of the stairwells, so I knew I had that to look forward to, no matter how crappy the morning was)
“…as for anxiety over school work…ask questions when you don’t understand…wait til after class hours if you are nervous about asking in class…if your teacher is stand off-ish, find another teacher who teaches the same subject and grade and ask them.”
(asking questions DEFINITELY helps - I knew a lot of classmates who thought it was “uncool” or whatever to even communicate with the teachers, but I ignored them, and it really really helped, even just to let the teacher know you were struggling with something - they are there to help!! they’re literally paid for it!!)
and for “anxiety over making friends….join clubs that interest you…you will find like minded people in them that you automatically have things in common with.”
(fun fact: I started my high school’s anime club with my best friend, and it was awesome! We met every Thursday at lunch time to watch videos, so that was something to look forward to. It really helped. Even better is a sports club, to let off some steam and relax you!)
I hope these tidbits of advice helped some people! And like I’ve said before, and some helpful anons have reinforced - try not to listen to people’s negative stories about high school - everyone has different experiences, and coping mechanisms, to get through it all. High school is supposed to be tough and challenging in many ways - to prepare you for the rest of your life - but it’s also supposed to be fun!!!! It is a space to continue old friendships, and make new ones. It is a space to learn, and a space to figure out what you might want to do with some of the rest of your life! Yes, at times high school will definitely be stressful - but that’s life!! You will have a relatively responsibility-free space in which to learn how to cope with stress.
Talked to boy today and he referred to our night out on Thursday as “awesome”, offered me his own clothes if we ever go to another game so I’ll have actual Rangers gear, and remembered stupid, little plans I made for the weekend and asked about them.