Saturday, August 2, 2008
the first day
first days at new schools always brought a mixed bag of emotions when i was growing up. i had lots of practice at first days; i went to six elementary schools, two junior highs, three high schools and two universities. but the novelty of starting a new school never disappeared. mostly i enjoyed it; i thrived on the challenge of starting fresh and making new friends. but i also remember feeling slightly intimidated with each first day. whenever i walked into a building for the first time, it seemed gigantic and i felt like a tiny speck. as the days passed and i adjusted to the environment, eventually the proportions expanded and shrank into the right places.
my oldest daughter is starting kindergarten soon. when i enrolled her last week it brought back those memories and it made me wonder how she'll feel on her first day as she waves goodbye to her infant and preschool years. this little girl is wearing colorful clothes, and the school looks friendly, so clearly i'm envisioning a sunny start :)
Posted by aimee