The vice that had been crushing my chest and twisting my stomach in knots seemed to loosen to a gentle caress. I could breathe again. My concerns settled back to how well I did on this test, if that boy liked me, and what I was doing next weekend. Life felt simple and light, the way it should be for a kid.
When I was much, much younger, I had a very small Yoshi (From the Mario video game universe) that was about two and a half inches tall filled with beads. It was like a Beanie Baby, I still have it as a matter of fact. It was my favorite toy ever, I took it everywhere I went.
Twelve days until graduation. Most of us have never felt so much pressure in our entire high school career then in this exact moment. The days seem to be clicking by like the dreaded seconds on an obnoxiously loud analog clock in an uncomfortable receptionist’s office. The drumming of pencils on desks as people sit staring at their fictional great wall of writers block while their minds wander off thinking about other things.
Friends, they’re with you to the end right? Really? Are we really so sure? So I sat down and came up with a friendship test. Don’t call me paranoid, well maybe I am, like all the time. Anyway I wanted to know just how well my friends knew me. So I came up with a set of questions and asked them to my best friend, Jacob, and someone I just met, Katie.
I called it the Friendship Test.
The events described in the following story are all true.
So back in February I was riding in a car with someone and I saw something that others might see as horrifying. I was riding shotgun in the car since I can’t drive yet (I’m a senior and I can’t drive, yes, I am aware how dumb that is) and I saw a squirrel scuttle across the street.
My first full day here was honestly one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever had to go through. Without a sense of guidance (other than the tour that I had got), I felt like a lone sheep in a forest with a pack of wolves. I kind of felt like that the people would just chew me up and spit me out and I would be just a shell of my former self. Read more
So You Think You Can Sign is not only a place to bring together competitive American Sign language competitors, but also a place for the coming together of two cultures, the hearing and deaf. It is an enjoyable event filled with joyful, funny, and deep entertainers signing along to popular songs. It is one of three ASL events held at Heritage, along with Signing Idol, and Sign and Out.
Didn’t see you there, with you down on the floor feeling sorry for yourself. Get up!