A Significant Event That Changed My Life

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A significant event that changed my life forever was when I transferred from Hudsonville to Jenison Public schools. I had been enrolled at Hudsonville for 6 years when my parents and I decided it was time to try something new and transfer into a different environment. When I first got to Jenison I didn't know what to expect. I just prayed that it would be better than the last school I had been at. I wanted to change the fact that I had never had an easy time making friends or having a place I felt comfortable and fit into. So the year going into to 7th grade I decided to leave and start again with a clean slate. Throughout elementary school I had few people I called friends. I had always been a bit of an outcast, but it never bothered me until I looked back and …show more content…
At first I was in denial about leaving. I found myself more attached to the building and atmosphere than the people. As much as I wanted to stay in my own world the beginning of September rolled around and I found myself back to school shopping. The first day in a new place is never easy, maybe even the first month but sooner or later you have to put yourself out there and prepare for what hits you. I had been at Jenison for a month and didn’t even know how to start making friends. I suddenly became determined to change my old habits and really branched out and started to find things I really loved. I began by joining theater and becoming the assistant director for my first ever play. I’ll always remember that day as the time I met my best friend. Later on I also joined the high school Winter guard team and made upperclassman friends which made going into high school a lot easier. If not for that decision I made the first day I wouldn't be where I am right now. I had a great group of friends that really helped me make it through the rest of junior high and high school with

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