Sunday, February 5, 2012

New School, New Place, New Start

When you were little, did you get scared of your first day of school? Whether it was at the elementary, junior high, high school, or a new school? Imagine if you did it more than five times. Crazy right? I lived in Tuba City for the three years of my elementary school until my dad got a new job in Phoenix. The first time I moved was a big change for me. From a sort of small community to a huge city imagine that. It was a huge experience with me because i was really used to the native american look. I started at a school called Perelta Elementary School. The school was filled with a whole bunch of different culture. There were Caucasian, Mexican, and African American. I was thinking to myself what in the world? But I became friends with all of them. It was pretty weird hearing different languages and accents.

The second time I moved was during eighth grade, I was going to school at Desert Shadows Middle School. It was really hard to leave because i grew up with most of my friends. We went to school together since I arrived in third grade till eighth grade.From the hot summer sun to the cold winters in Flagstaff is where I went. I got used to Flagstaff pretty fast. I remember snow boarding and landing face first in the snow, it hurt like crazy but it was like landing in a place filled with white pillows. The third time I moved was to Fountain Hills. Talk about rich people in the movies, this was the place. From luxury cars to fancy two story houses, I did not think there was a high school. It looked like a place with old rich people. Turns out the high school was pretty big and full of rich kids. School was pretty fun there, but then I started to get homesick because the reservation is where I wanted to stay. On my last and final move, I moved back to the reservation and I came here to Holbrook High School. I thought it was my best choice because I feel more comfortable with where I am at. 
I have moved around a huge amount of times in my life. I made friends, made new ones, and lost some. It has gave me a huge amount of experience. I do not regret any of my friends I have made. Some of the classes I took I had to take again, but I do not feel that I have missed a whole bunch of school work. If I could, I would relive the moments I shared with some of my friends. Now that me and my senior class of 2012 are graduating in a couple months, it is time to move on and start a whole new chapter of our lives. Starting with at a new school and a new place. 

1 comment:

  1. I have never moved so I really don't know what it is like. One of my greatest fears of leaving for college is just what you wrote about, starting my in a new place with new people. Your happiness that your shared in this blog makes me excited to move on and meet new people.