December 1, 2013
I will never forget the time I had to drop everything and move from my hometown of Atlanta to a different state. I wasn’t expecting my mom to walk in my room and ask how would my brother and I like to move to Dayton Ohio? The first thought that came to my head was, “Where is Dayton and why haven’t I heard about this place until now? Right then and there I knew that I wasn’t going to like what my mom was about to offer us. I couldn’t get over the fact that I was about to leave my family, friends, and my home. I knew this move would mean new home, school, and friends.
A new start meant new living arrangements. We arrived in Dayton in early August of 2010. Not only was school around the corner but still, we had to find a place to stay. After driving around looking for a new home, my mom finally saw one that she liked and went for it. It was an apartment in a complex called Summit Square. After spending nearly two hours in a car, my mom came out with the keys and said” You guys ready to see our new home?” After walking into our new apartment and looking around for a couple minutes, I thought to myself it didn’t seem so bad. Now that we found somewhere to stay, my mom still had to get my brother and I registered for school.
I always pictured spending my high school years in Atlanta with my friends. I knew that wouldn’t be the case anymore because I now lived in Dayton. The first school that I attended in Dayton Ohio was Trotwood-Maddison High School. It looked like a big college from the outside witch was intimidating to me. On my first day of school, I was very nervous, because I didn’t know anyone. Walking the halls, not knowing where to go was very frustrating. In the back of my head all I wanted to do was get up and leave but I knew that was not possible. A few weeks into the school year, I became more confident in my surrounding. I knew where all my classes were and how to navigate the school....