Dear Future Staff,
Yearbook is a major responsibility that will takeover your thoughts more than you’re able to understand. You will constantly and unintentionally be thinking about the yearbook and how to better your pages outside of school as well as in it. If yearbook is not something that interests you and you’re just taking this course as a mark booster, than I’m sorry to say this but you’re in the wrong place. On the other hand, if you’re prepared and dedicated in order to successfully take on the role of being a yearbook member then there are some things that you may know before getting started. Plus, if Ms. Navas hasn’t scared you off yet than you’re already off to a great start. First things first, in order to create a yearbook you need to have trust in the people that you are creating it with. You’ll most likely be given tasks to work on individually, but that doesn’t eliminate the stone cold fact that you are your classmates are going to have to come together and work as a team. At the end of the day a team is what you are, so you all must be (or become) strong individuals in order to make an even stronger team. In yearbook you will face plenty of challenges, both big and small, but it’s the way that you handle them that matters in the long run. If you don’t let anything challenge you, then it won’t change you. This will cause you to never grow and get better, so accept every challenge that you’re given in yearbook and in life.
Here’s another tip, and this one’s huge. Do yourself a massive favour and just believe in yourself. Is it the easiest thing to do? No, but it is extremely important. You have to stop allowing your fear and doubts get in the way of making decisions. When you’re thinking about all the things that could go wrong, when it involves the book or not, just take a minute and think about all the great things that could go right and how you’re missing out on that. Plus, Ms. Navas doesn’t bite, I don’t think at least.. Anyway, in order to bring all of your creative abilities to the table and share them with others, you must remember to never doubt yourself and never hold back ideas. There’s no such thing as a bad idea, your classmates might love it but you’ll never know if you never speak up and share it.
You see, a lot of people outside of this class think that yearbook and even the people in it are a complete joke, and honestly that may never change. The thing is at the end of the day, none of that matters because you’re doing what you love with people that are soon going to become your family. It’s something you won’t forget doing either because the physically book will be a constant reminder of all the memories, laughs, and hard work between all of you. People won’t understand, but they don’t have to.