First Day [Canada] Jan 11, 2012 1:26:19 GMT -5
Post by Michelle Brun on Jan 11, 2012 1:26:19 GMT -5
AUG 21, 2014
Michelle took a deep breath. This was it. She was at a new school in a new country, and she was going to need to make new friends. New things were fun and exciting, but Michelle had to admit she was scared. What if nobody liked her? What they thought her hair was stupid? What if no one could see her because she was so short? What if they shorter than her and kicked her because they hated how tall she was?!
”Oh no… Oh no… Why can’t Je just go home,” she mumbled as she twiddled her thumbs.
Going home wasn’t really an option. With her parents’ new job, they were traveling way too often and she’d just be there alone. She wouldn’t have been happy sitting at home by herself. There wouldn’t be anyone to greet her. There wouldn’t be delicious snacks her father made for her. There wouldn’t late night bed stories. She would just sit there in the house alone until the loneliness consumed her. It was a scary thought. Being alone was depressing, but being depressed would keep her from people. It would be a terrible never-ending cycle.
”Come on Michelle. Be brave. Be happy. Smile. If you smile, they smile,” she told herself. She took a deep breath and nodded. She slowly walked forward but felt her legs wobbling underneath her. She was doing her best to be as brave as possible, but her legs didn’t get the memo. By her fifth step, her knees collapsed and she fell to the ground. The small girl yelped loudly as she fell. She really didn’t think she was that nervous. The small dark skinned girl sniffled as she rubbed her knees. One got scrapped from the tumble. At times like this, her father would have picked her up and kissed her bruises, but he wasn’t here. She was alone and needed to be an adult…but she really didn’t want to. She wanted to cry and be hugged and someone to kiss her bruise.
Why did her parents have to travel so much…it wasn’t fair.