I had a huge knot in my stomach. This was it, I was on the bus on the way to Tripp Middle School. I am going to be a 7th grader now I thought. What’s it going to be like? Am I going to get lost? Is it going to be hard? Thoughts of doubt were running through my mind.

We were here. Everyone was standing outside. I was scared to get off the bus and see tons of new faces. In a way I was really excited but another part of me was scared to death. I got off the bus and looked for all my friends. I hadn’t seen them forever! It was like meeting them all over again.

We stood outside for about ten minutes and chatted until we had to go inside. I have never been so nervous in my life. I didn’t have a clue where to go. A teacher helped me along the way to show me where my advisor was. I walked into the class as she greeted me. “Hello,” I finally said to her in a quiet voice.

She asked me my name and I told her “Meagan Berube” she knew right away that she had my older sister Macey last year. She told me her name and I sat down, not knowing what to do.

There didn’t seem to be a lot of us. The first thing we did was learn each others’ names. Then we talked about some important stuff about school rules and things like that. A typical first day of school.

At about 8’o’clock we took a tour of the whole school. I thought for sure I was going to get lost, but truth be told, I have the easiest times finding all my classes.

Middle school is definitely a big change from elementary school, but I like it a lot. Middle school is tons of fun. The teachers are very nice to every kid. Our principals, Mr. Bell and Mr. Wilson, are so cool. They are really funny. Somehow they know everyones name in the school, even the new seventh graders. It’s like magic.

The first day was easier than the second though. The first day was only 7th graders, but the next day, the big 8th graders were coming too. Now even more thoughts of doubt were running all through me. I tried to forget about it. But I just couldn’t.

That night I couldn’t sleep well thinking about the next day. I got on the bus early in the morning. As we headed to school I was listening to some music on my i-pod. We pulled up to the school and there was about three times the people waiting outside for the doors to open. That’s when it really struck me. I got such a scared feeling. I got off the bus and couldn’t find any of my friends within the huge crowd of people.

The day got harder and harder. It definitely took a lot of getting used to. The third day was not as bad because I knew what to expect.

I came to school the third day with no scary feelings in my stomach. It felt like I had been there for a long time. It was like nothing new. I had a much easier time finding my friends through the huge mobs of people. I had gotten used to the school and now its like a piece of cake.

Some days go by fast, and some days go by and its as if the clock isn’t even moving. It just drags along.

We have only been in school for almost a month now. But I feel like I have been going here forever. I feel that everyone in the school fits right in. I love it here at Tripp Middle School.

No more knots in my stomach.


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