I begged my parents not to move because I knew if I moved I would have to get a whole new group of friends and start all over. It sucked even more that it was going into 7th grade and everybody already had friends and I would have had no friends. I would have had to make all new friends which was tough for me because
I was shy back then and was the type of person who waited for someone else to talk and not the person who just talked to everybody. I also found it tough to make new friends because people saw me as the new kid and thought I was different so they didn’t talk to me. I also didn’t want to talk to other people because I didn’t want to say something stupid in front of them and then they find me weird or stupid. Also I didn’t know who had the same interests as me and I didn’t want to be that guy in the group who doesn’t know what anybody is talking about.
Lunch was the worst for me when I first moved because everybody already knew who they wanted to sit by so I always ended up sitting with the random people who everybody thought were weird. It was hard for me to accept this change because I use to have so many friends, but in just one year I had almost none.
I felt like blaming my parents because they didn’t have to move, they could have stayed in the same house, then everything would have been the same I would have been more happy and I definitely would have had a lot more friends. But as I found out a few years down the road moving was one of the best things to ever happen to me.
The turning point was late into my 7th grade year. It was the spring time and I was ready for summer and to just forget the year. But my parents forced me to go out for a sport, and the only sports during that time were track and soccer, and because I suck at running I choose soccer. I had never played soccer before and I was nervous again because I didn’t want people to make fun of me because I sucked and have less of a chance to making friends. At first when soccer started it was embarrassing for me because we would always have partners to drills but I never had one so the coach would always have to be my partner. But one day the coach put me with another kid who also didn’t have a partner, and little did I know that he would become one of my first friends that year and also help me get a lot more new friends. When we first had to be partners I didn’t want to talk to him…