First Time in RayaViggo Sarmago
“Breathe in, breathe out” I told myself. It was the first time I was this nervous. “Where we goin’ again?” I said nervously. “To your new school” Dad said. My heart was trembling. We went in the car and drove off…
“It’s ok Viggo, no one will hurt you” I said, so I can give myself some false sense of hope.
“What happens if they bully me?”
“What happens if they tease me?”
All those questions were loitering my head, I almost started to cry. But then, suddenly, I asked myself: “Maybe it is a great school! Great teachers, decent classmates and a great community!”
Then I started to become more “chill.” After at least thirty seconds when I said those things, my dad said: “Alright, we’re here Viggo!” Those four words were my kryptonite. I felt my heart shaking, my legs twitching and crackling and I. Was. Losing. My Mind… I took a step back.
“What’s wrong” My dad asked.
“I don’t want to go!” I answered.
“It’s just your first day, don’t worry” he replied.
Who should I follow? My instincts or my dad? I trusted dad and so, I stepped in school. It was gorgeous I’ll tell you that, nice floors, walls and ceilings. I was feeling less afraid. I walked towards my classroom: “Prep Bathala.”
As I opened the door, this was what I saw: A colorful classroom with tons of positive energy.
That positive energy? That’s happiness.
“Hello!” was the first word I heard.
“Hi” I answered.
“can I join you?” I followed.
“Of course,” The student said.
“What’s your name?” I asked.
“Anton” The student said.
And so, Anton and I played, cried, laughed and smiled in school. Later on, during recess, I stumbled upon Earl, he was shy like me but I decided to talk to him. After that moment, we began talking about stuff then later became friends. It was Christmas day all day when I was with Anton and Earl, The Teacher, (T. Jean) was sweet and loving. I liked it in Raya and I’m always eager for the next day, and I still am!
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