Well, yesterday was the first day of school. And guess what? I survived. It wasn’t that bad actually. It was weird, but not bad. There were so many kids there! I saw a boy with a mohawk and a girl with blue hair! I also saw a lot of kids I knew from elementary school, some of them were even in my classes; but I saw even more that I didn’t know. The school is big. The 7th and 8th graders are REALLY big. I have seven classes, which means that I have seven teachers. The lunch line was long. The food was…….meh. But, all in all, I had a pretty good first day. I figured it was worth giving it another try, just so I could make sure that the first day wasn’t a fluke, soooooo I went back again today! I know, right! And guess what again? Today wasn’t that bad either. The chicken sandwich I bought at lunch, now that was bad. Besides that, I didn’t get attacked by the mean girls (not yet at least, but I could spot them a mile away), or yelled at by the algebra teacher, or lost in some dark and distant part of the building. I didn’t get stuffed in a locker and I didn’t even miss the school bus coming home. Best part was I don’t have P.E. Take that, Mr. Miller! I bet he started off the first day of elementary school making those poor kids play dodge ball. Not me. Never again! But, just in case things don’t work out with this whole middle school thing, I know that the animals are holding a spot for me in the forest!
Okay, moving on. Starting middle school wasn’t the only new experience for me this week. Remember back in June when I told you that I would be taking a chance and trying something new. Well, today was the day. I started at my new dance studio today. It was a lot different than what I’m used to, but I liked it. I think I was even more nervous to be going to a new studio than I was to be going to a new school. That’s how important dance is to me and how much I want to improve my technique and increase my skill level. I dream of dancing en pointe someday soon, but I have to work really hard to make that happen. Well, that dream begins TODAY! If you have something that you dream of doing, a goal that you want to achieve, remember that every day is an opportunity to have a new experience. Some of them will be forced upon you (Hello…..middle school, anyone?); but other experiences you must force upon yourself, even if you’re scared (like me changing dance studios after five years of dancing with the same girls). I hated to leave my friends and my teachers, but I needed to grow. Don’t be afraid. Have a new experience and pursue YOUR dreams! I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.