3. Hallway Fame
Walking down the hallway is always a daunting experience, or so I’ve heard. It was true, I found out soon enough. I was looking around and found people staring, whispering, giggling, pointing, making noises, basically any distraction possible. Someone even attempted to trip me over. But surprisingly there was a few wolf whistles in the mix of the sounds from the on-lookers. Obviously, they were all from boys, or so I hoped! I looked down at the ground and couldn’t help but let out a little giggle. I chewed my lip as I looked around for my new locker. The office had told me in an email that I got where it would be. They also told me what an amazing experience I would have here. So far, I wasn’t convinced. I finally found it and I had to squeeze past a few people leaning against their locker around me. I found my new code on a crumpled piece of paper in my pocket. When I opened the locker, I found all my brand new books and slipped the ones I needed into my messenger bag. I checked my schedule once again and studied the map before going on my way! History class- Here I come! How was I supposed to get there on time. The schools so big! Fingers crossed it would be close to where I was!
I got lost of course and dreaded actually finding the class- I would be late. What a great start that would be! First impressions stick, don’t they? Even better! I stopped to check the map again and looked down at my outfit. Would I fit in? What if I didn’t make friends? Would I be called the ‘new-girl’ forever? I started to walk again, trying to shake the thoughts that were starting to weigh me down. I didn’t need negative attitude. I wouldn’t get anywhere with that. I needed to put my chin up and find this classroom! I found the classroom and took a deep breath. I put my hand on the door knob and already my hands were sweaty. I pulled up my messenger bag and peeked through the window. It was already fairly full. The teacher didn’t look too bad. I bet it would turn out fine. I could do this…