We pull up to the airport and park in the parking lot. My three sisters, my dad, and I file out of the truck. My little sister is quick to run over and grab a cart for all of my bags. Without hesitation everyone grabs my suitcase, hockey bag, and hockey sticks and load them onto the steel cart. Walking through the automatic sliding doors, the first thing to do is check myself and my bags in. With my family behind me we search for the American Airline signs, but they are nowhere to be found. Across the from us I spot a tall slender lady dressed in a navy blue suit, white dress s...
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...she laughs at me and points at my crotch. “Nervous?” she says wittily. This is perfect, I haven’t even step foot outside the airport and the whole school is going to know me as the kid who pees his pants. Embarrassed, I grab all my luggage, follow her to the van, load my things, and head to campus. The entire drive she refuses to hold back on making fun of me, so I give up trying to plead my case. After a quick tour of Belleville I am dropped off at the Lynx Lodge, my home for the year. The cute blonde helps me check-in and bring my bags to my dorm room. We pile everything in the middle of the room, I thank her for the ride and hospitality, and show her out. As soon as I get back to the room I am quick to strip my shorts and jump onto a naked mattress. The journey is complete. Now all I can think about is the extraordinary journey that lies ahead. College.
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