“And I think I find, I know a lot of people around, in different cities, and so it’s not - it might sound strange - but it’s not that hard to say good-bye, because I know there’s other people where I’m going. I can sort of fit in in a lot of places.”
In 2003 I was six years old and just going into the first grade. I remember being in my drive way, talking to a few friends about it. I told them my teachers name, and how I remembered it.
Her name was Mrs. Roland, I remembered her name because she reminded me of cinnamon rolls.
(Roll… Roland. )
When I was little like this I actually liked school and I was excited for my first day. I already had a lot of friends from the previous year and I was really good at making new ones.
I remember the first day, when i saw my teacher. She was really pretty, and really nice. I remember having to take silly adding tests, and watching the teacher on the “Elmo”, I always wanted to write on there. I thought it was the coolest thing ever how when you wrote with a marker on the little clear paper it appeared on the wall. I imagined how it worked… I figured, the light in the bottom of the paper went into the little thing up top, and that thing had two mirrors in it and one was pointed to the words and the other to the wall.
I wasn’t really called on much though to write on it, so i always told myself that I would be a teacher so I could write on it all I wanted.
It was a silly idea, i know. I even knew then. I told myself that being a teacher had to be hard, and i wasnt really sure what I wanted to be when I grew up. I always wanted to be a princess, but they weren’t real anymore.
(At least that’s what i thought… )
I figured I was too young to worry about a job anyway, ill just leave all that to my mommy and daddy.
Art was always one of my favourite classes, and the teacher in that elementary school was nice. I remember one day, people were taking pictures for the year book. They came in my art class and I was so excited, I was going to be in the yearbook! Well, besides the picture that was already in there that everyone got of course.
Not everyone could be in the picture though, I remember my friends Austin and Lisa , and I. Were suppose to stand by a desk and there was folders open on it. We stood there and smiled, and of course a few of our friends/classmates stood in the background.