“Be strong, saith my heart; I am a soldier; I have seen worse sights than this.”
The Odyssey by Homer
I remember it like it was yesterday. We had just come from the Fenn revisit day and I was sitting at the Main St. Cafe in Concord and my mom gave me some money to go get a snack because I was still hungry even after we ate. When I came back with my mom and dad asked me how I liked Fenn? I said I loved it and went on and on about how I thought all the classes were amazing. The thing that made me go crazy was that they said next year you'll be going to Fenn. That's when I started to cry and get really mad. I loved my old school and thought it was the best place in the world, not knowing that Fenn is the best place for me that I can possibly think of.
Leaving places is a big step in lives. You must separate from something sometimes for the best. If I did not leave my old school I may have not had the same life that I have had now. Although I was petrified of leaving the school and going to a totally new place, I knew it was for the best because my old school was not providing the education I needed. I don't think I was mad because I had to go to Fenn, but I was mad because I was leaving all my friends at my old school. It was very hard to separate from my old school because that's all I ever knew. I'd been there for five years and some of my best friends were made there. Separating the things that you love is always very hard, but once you realize that it is for the best, you learn to embrace the new cultures in your life.
What I have learned from changing schools and changing lifestyles was that change can sometimes be for the best. Without Fenn I do not think I would enjoy school. When I first heard the news I was disappointed because I was afraid of change, but after I realized where I was going and what great things my community had to offer I was very happy that I was leaving my old school. These great Opportunities that we are presented with are things that we must take advantage of. Fenn is one of the best places I have ever attended and and I feel like without it my life would not be complete.