My journey begins as I step into the halls,
in a place where I know barely anyone at all
I feel like a ship, stranded at sea,
trying to hard to be set free
But I know that one day I will reach the shore,
And learn exactly where and what I stand for
There is no doubt that the vast sea scares me,
but there’s one thing that I guarantee…
That I will turn over a new leaf, and start over because
that is my goal and this is who I want to be
I want to be positive and I want to be happy
I want to leave Amador with my mark made,
I want my mark to stay, and I will never let it fade.
I wrote this poem at the beginning of freshman year as an assignment for English, but I did mean it. Starting high school was pretty hard, I really missed all my friends from middle school and I didn’t know what was going on. Sometimes I still miss middle school, but I really love Amador and all the new friends I made. I also thought through this and realized this would be a great opportunity to start over. Maybe I could try to be myself more around people, be brave and not shy, and other small things like that. I am so happy that I decided to do that, it’s working and I feel a lot happier. I can’t wait to have fun all through high school and enjoy more new experiences.