We smiled at the camera as my friend’s mom snapped a picture of all of us standing side by side of each other in our dresses all “prettied up” while the guys wear suits and ties and cleaned themselves up pretty nice. We all laughed and looked at the pictures taken of us which were just snapshots of memories that are the moments that are the best ones to capture. We take pictures of things that make us happy, not sad, which is why we tend to remember the good and not the bad. We leave the bad in the past because we don’t want to think about those events. As you get older, you look back on those happy moments and what seems to be a vague remembering, is now a full recall of the event. But, the events that have us the saddest are the ones that stick with us throughout our lives and are also the ones that teach us the most important lessons. They help us grow as a person and help us realize what we want in our life. Anyways, after we were done taking pictures, we piled into different cars and we were on our way to our Sophomore homecoming to enjoy a night together.... I was the happiest I had ever been.
I glanced out the window of the car with my heart racing and breath heavy. I was on my way to Freshman orientation or “registration.” This day was the monumental transition from middle school into high school. The school was new and big; it made my mouth gape in awe. It was 3 new floors of area I’ve never covered before (also known as a fresh start.) As I walked into the school, my stomach churned in discomfort and there were so many people from all different areas. It wasn’t just people from South Lyon. No, there were people from New Hudson, Novi, No...
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...e from different places around the world. Transitioning from Middle School into High School was probably one of the hardest things for me to do. Even though I went through a lot of stuff I would not change a thing that happened for it has made me a better person. Some people and events are blessings while the rest turn into lessons and you have to quickly categorize those before you dig a hole you can’t get yourself out of. Sometimes we deliberately step into those traps. I learned the hard way and I can say that I was able to climb my way out of that hole and back onto the ground with steady feet. Nothing can knock me over anymore. High school has been a tough time since day one, but now it’s halfway through Sophomore year and here I am still standing with the best group of people I have ever been friends with. I am the happiest I have ever been in such a long time.
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