Chatterbox: Chirp at Cricket

Hullo. I've never really made one of these threads before where I talk about what's going on with me, but here goes....

I live on this Island. Not a literal lonely Island, but it's an Island in Florida. I used to live somewhere else (well I was born somewhere else), but I moved to this Island when I was around four. From there, it's become my home. The Island is small enough so you get to know a lot of people, and it's an awesome community. I usually have to go out of town for school and dance, but I still consider that being on the Island. It isn't that far away.

My really good friends, K and L, were going to go to the same high school as me. We planned to have classes and graduate together, experiencing new things together and continuing our friendship.

My best friends (our group of four) from dance and I were going to stay in dance until we graduated high school. And even then, we would hang out all the time. We have sleepovers often.

Now mind you, it may not seem like a big deal to some people. But it definitely is for me.

I'm moving.

It just makes me so sad. I may seem overdramatic, but I grew up on this Island. The Island was my home. I know that this new place will also be my home, because home is with my family, but there are so many great people that I know that are here, and my best friends are here. Friends that I know as family are here. And now I'm leaving.

Do you have any advice? If you do, please help. In my district, it's school choice, so you can choose the high school you go to, meaning there'll be different people from different middle schools coming to this one school. But now, the new school I'm going to isn't a school choice one, so the kids going there have to go to the school they live closest to. That means they've known each other since elementary, middle, and now high school. And I'm the new kid.

I'm sorry if I'm bothering any of you with this thread, but I could really use you guys' help right now. I know I don't have to "fit in," but it'd be nice to know how to adjust to this new atmosphere.

Thanks so much for your support, guys. I know no matter where I'll move, there will always be the Chatterbox. ^^

submitted by Killim
(May 5, 2017 - 10:30 am)

Oh, Killim. I can't really give you advice, as I haven't really moved like this (yet) either. But we can support each other. *hugs*

Keep your friends, if possible. Email them every day. Talk to them on the phone. It's an adventure. Look at it that way. And then ... maybe it will become a home. 

submitted by Cho Chang
(May 5, 2017 - 10:55 am)