Too School For Cool

OCSA logoI am a geek. I love math and science, language arts and history. I want to be an architect when I grow up. In short, I love school. Not many hard decisions in school, other than tests and projects. However, when it comes to switching schools, I have no idea what to do. I had been at my old school for 7 years. K thru 6. I made friendships and bonded w/people that I will never forget. Ever. Now, the time has come for me to move on to another school. New people, new start, right? No. My old school was an academic school. It skipped over the Arts. My new school is a really cool school w/art and free dress every day. Now, I love that – but it’s different. You should know that I’m not good w/change. I like things just to stay the same and have things change gradually – over time. This is abrupt. Especially because a couple of my BEST friends don’t have emails or phones. But, because I have such good friends, I might be able to keep in touch. Let’s talk about my new school, though.

The other day, I went to my school registration. It took 2 and a half hours of waiting in line w/random people. Before that, we had gone to preview day. I’m going to tell you a little about preview day. We got to my new school, and it was familiar because I had taken camps there before. We got into the building and there was a scent of danger and new territory everywhere. We were ushered into a theater and given a performance by the musical group Montage! who entertained us for a while to get our spirits up. I could tell my mom was having the time of her life. Me, on the other hand… well, I was retreating into my shell. It was great and all, but it would’ve been nicer if I’d had friends there. This new school was amazing, but being the introvert I am, I wasn’t “feeling it”. Besides, all the other kids my age were doing the same thing. (Except for the returning students who were sitting with their friends.)

After going to my old school’s registration for my sister the other day, I feel a little less scared about going to my new school. My old friends will be there with me every step of the way. You know the saying. Make new friends – but keep the old. One is silver but the other’s gold.

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