Anyway, the next
morning I couldn't wait to get to school and see all of my old friends. Since it
was Freshman Assurance Day, I wasn’t too worried. Everything went according to
plan and soon it was the end of the day and all of my questions were answered.
That night I
realized that the second day of school wouldn’t be anything like the first!
Everyone – not just
the freshmen – would be there and I would be lost in a crowd of ginormous
I had no idea how
to prepare for that, so I made a game plan.
“Just act like you
know what you are doing, walk tall, have confidence,” I told myself.
But I couldn't
sleep. Those nervous butterflies in my stomach would not stop fluttering. Ugh!
When I got to
school the next day, I realized it was only half as bad as I thought it would
At first I was
frazzled by the amount of people, but after a few minutes of weaving my way
through the crowds, I reached my locker.
Success! Now if
only I could make it through the rest of the day – a feat easier said than done.
I got to class and
looked down at my schedule. It said that I am in locker 1326. Then it hit me. I
had just dumped all of my stuff in locker 1526.
Oh no! I freaked. I
asked to go to the office and my teacher told me to go talk to security.
After a few odd
looks from some of the upperclassmen that saw me following the head of security,
I finally got everything figured out.
It seemed to be
just a typo on my schedule. I had done the right thing. What a relief that my
iPod and books wouldn’t be stolen.
The rest of the
week was rather uneventful, but loads of fun! I made new friends and I love all
of my classes, except for the homework – but what teenager likes homework?
Things were a lot
different than I expected, but it’s a huge transition going from middle school
or junior high to high school.
My advice is to not
be afraid to ask questions no matter how stupid you think you will look.
Even if you are
embarrassed, you’ll still be able to figure things out and then you won’t have
to worry that you are doing the wrong thing.
Just keep you're
head up. Things get hard sometimes, but you just have to keep on moving. The
trials in your life only make you a stronger person.