During my sophomore year in high school I decided I wanted to try something different and take a swimming class. Little did I know I was not going to spend the rest of the year submerged in water. Instead I was thrown into an outdoors education class with the rest of the students who did not get into an elective class of their choice. It took about a week until I found out I could not do anything about changing classes. Sadly, I was stuck between learning the mechanism of a fishing rod and wanting to swim like a fish. Why not learn about archery, hunting, fishing, camping, and surviving in the wild, right? I think my counselor might have thought I needed the knowledge of how to set up a tent for my SAT. I ended up deciding to make the best of whatever might come my way in that class.
Our first lesson was about archery. I remember that day just like it was yesterday. We took a long walk through the Death Valley. It was really humid and the sun must have been mingling with the wind because it was nowhere to be found. And catching my breath became harder by the minute. At last we stopped and my instructor began explaining how to use a bow and arrow. I stood by a nearby fence; squinting my eyes to look at the far distance. Suddenly, I saw a tall girl with big brown eyes in a tunic approach me. She introduced herself and shortly after we began chatting. We found out that we went to the same middle school but never seen each other before. We started reminiscing about our middle school years whe...
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...s grew bigger and all I could see was beautiful bouncy curly brown hair. It was my first time seeing her without a scarf. I was shocked. Before I got up to see her face, she told me it was okay for me to see her because we were at her house. Her hair was as so soft that I could actually run my fingers through her hair. I knew by then that she trusted me enough to let me see her like that because when other people asked to see her hair she never took her scarf off.
In conclusion, I never thought I would have made a best friend in my outdoors education class. But my friendship with Eyman grew over time due to being thrown into a class I thought I would hate. She gave me the chance to get a glimpse of the Arab world. I was very pleased to have met a kind person who accepted me for I was. If it was not for that class I think I would of never crossed paths with Eyman.
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