Tomorrow is a big day. I’m starting at a brand new school. I miss my old school – all the people and the memories. Everything was familiar and normal there. Going somewhere different with new teachers, new classmates, and a totally different building is so much to take in! It’s overwhelming, exciting, and scary all at the same time.
I cannot eat and I really do not know how I will sleep tonight. I know this is a fresh start and I want to make it a good one, but will I?
A week ago I went to my new school and walked around. I wanted to get to know the school a bit, so now I think I have an idea of where some of my classes are going to be. I would be so embarrassed if I got lost and showed up to one of my classes late!
I don’t like the idea of going to school my first day alone, so I am meeting up with one of my friends down the block so we can walk in together. I know I am still going to feel nervous but at least I will not feel alone. Unfortunately we don’t have any classes together, but we’re both signing up for track so that means we can still hang out and make some new friends together.
I’m still really nervous about it all, so I have been talking to my parents and writing to keep myself de-stressed. I just want to get the first day over with and start fresh!
“This is going to be a great year!”
That’s the saying I came up for myself that I can repeat whenever I need help keeping calm. It is my mantra and it is perfect, because each time I say it I feel more and more relaxed. I just asked myself what I need to hear that will help me to know that I am going to be okay, and it was that this year is going to be a great year.
I have practiced saying it to myself, and no one can tell that I am repeating it in my head. No one can even tell that I’m nervous! I have noticed when I am more relaxed I feel better, and it is easier to smile, laugh and have a good time. Maybe I will use my mantra to help me fall asleep tonight. I am excited about this fresh start; this is going to be a great year!