I 'm A Big Girl Now Essay

1279 Words Apr 4th, 2016 null Page
This was my first time. Excitement and anxiety gripped and overwhelmed me as I walked into the high school gymnasium not knowing what to expect. I was still a virgin and it seemed strange and unnatural to be crossing this threshold into adulthood with complete strangers. A line of people, both male and female snaked its way from the door to something hidden, waiting for them on the other side of the room. Hopefully they knew what they were doing. I sure as hell didn’t. I would have felt more at ease if someone had taken my hand and guided me through this journey, but I knew that wasn’t going to happen. Sadly, no one had ever explained this process and procedure to me. No one had walked me through this rite of passage. I’m a big girl now, on my own, but how do I navigate these foreign waters? This is a big step I’ve decided to take, and will surely have a great impact on my future. The longer I stood in line, the more I wanted to run from this place. I knew, however, I had to take this initial step. It was for my own good. The first time is always the hardest, or so I’m told. I stood in line for what seemed like hours. I finally made it to a long red crepe covered table where four women sat with stacks of papers in front of them. I walked up to the first lady that had no one standing in front of her. She was an elderly woman with too much makeup and reeking from cheap perfume. Her face was wrinkled, except for around her mouth, which showed no evidence of her every having…

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