I found some of my other friends and started talking to them as well. Once the bell rang we all hustled to our new classes, because we didn’t want to be late. I had Ms. Yarrow, Mr.Lee, and Mrs.Shizzle. The first day went by great and I had amazing teachers with a lot of my friends in my classes. When I got home that day I ran off the bus all the way down to our house and was so excited to tell my parents about my day.
I was in Mr. Fritz’s band so I headed towards the big band practice room with Tara. She wasn’t nervous at all, and really, I wasn’t either. Mr. Fritz had each of us have a spot in the row, but he explained that they would change after the chair placements. We warmed up and played. I thought we sounded really good.
I got up and quickly grabbed Garrett by the arm as we hurried to the nearest door that led to the assembly room where our sleeping bags were. With a loud, “bang!” we opened the door so fast that it almost fell off its hinges and ran all the way down the steps that led towards the room. All of the kids and counselors were huddled in a circle deciding how they were going to go find us. They all turned around and dropped sighs of relief when they saw us. The female counselors came over to hug us, while the male counselors quickly grabbed bandages for my scraped knee.
It was fall of my eighth-grade year, and I couldn't wait for basketball tryouts. I had been practicing all summer trying to prepare for my first basketball tryout. Then I heard the school bell ring meaning tryouts was in ten minutes. Nervously, I walked into the gym and saw a lot of kids trying out who have played their whole lives; then the coach blew the whistle and we all started warming up. At the end of tryouts, I thought I played great and I was excited to come back for the second day of tryouts the next day.
After I finished showering, I was helping my team putting their bags into the bus and I was walking outside with the bags in my hand. I remember singing the song they were playing at the homecoming game and one of the other players told me “shut up.” I turned around and I told him, “you shut up.” That made him really mad. He got really close to me and I was ready to defend myself. In that moment Coach Hegsted came in and yelled at me to get out. I told him, “but Coach, they are telling me crap.” But I left anyway.
I looked over to see him gone. He was dancing with nancy white, the captain of the nal team. I had been left alone at my first highschool dance by the nerdiest guy in my class. I ran outside and waited by myself for my parents to pick me up when Will came out and sat right next to me. As my stomach filled up with thousands of butterflies he said, “ what are you doing out here julie?
So I listed every skill I learned in my years of dance. After filling them out we got in a space so we could stretch. After stretching from a high school dancer from the coaches varsity dance team. We started to learn the dance, the dance was a little hard but it’s supposed to be hard, because it’s the dance prep team. We practiced so many times I kept messing up this one part, we were put in partnerships.
I saw you in the hall I saw you in the hall today, talking to that guy again, all I wanted to do was tell you how bad he is for you. I am still waiting for the day you reallize I am the one for you. The first time I met you, when you sat down beside me in lab and asked if I would be your partner because yours had bailed, it was as if my whole world suddenly lit up. We talked and talked and laughed out loud the teacher had to kick us out, only for us to continue talking and laughing in the hall, way better than class. That day you invited me over after school and we spent the whole evening just talking, completly ignoring our homework and responsibilities.
My class and I were going on an outing to the Wild Fowl Trust which is a wetland conservation trust for animals here in Trinidad. It is the second oldest in the world. The day before I remembered making sure I had snacks and a couple of bottles of water for the next day. That morning I woke up early as I had to be at school for 8am. I was very excited.
But the thing didn’t stop in doing test I also have to do speech, the day I have to do my speech I wanted the earth open up and swallow me first because it had lasted 8minuted talking and second because everyone was watching me and I felt so stupid standing in front of the class talking about something that I even have no idea what I was saying that when I finish only 2 or 3 applauded and I felt ashamed, but I never blamed the other because it’s not their fault that they do not understand what I was saying I think that my classmates made fun of me, but