I Am Not Happy

By Claire

Next week is my last week of school. And I am not happy.

It’s just sort of weird to think that I’ve been here for an entire school year, in which the first three months were hell and went by so slowly that it was agony, and that the last five months or so went by like the blink of an eye.

And my parents just told us on Wednesday that our official/unofficial date of departure is on July 10. I cried.

I belong now. I am in the class. I am not the weirdo. People talk to me. I look forward to school every day. I laugh at myself when I mess up with verb tenses. I go to my friends house and stay there for hours with other kids from schools and don’t call my parents to come and rescue me.

I’ve accomplished so much this year, and now it’s time to go home, where everyone else isn’t going to give a care that I sacrificed so much, learned so much, and achieved so much to come to this point.

They are going to ask, “So, how was Mexico?”

And that is an impossible question to answer.

I know in my heart that it’s time to leave, but that doesn’t make the going any easier.

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