I’m going to skip age 11 because I am so far behind right now.
I started middle school when I was 12 years old. I had applied for a magnet school because the middle school in my neighborhood was pretty rough. A magnet school is a type of school offered within the school district that is free but requires that you apply. You have to include samples of your work and write an essay. I was accepted and very excited to be going to a new school with new kids that didn’t know me. I had a fresh start and I would not be the “nerd” any longer. I was going to fake it till I made it. I thought the only problem with me was that I was too smart and as long as no one knew I was smart, I would have friends. When I got to school that first day, I looked around and noticed that I didn’t see any white kids. This was a weird feeling. We had to go through metal detectors and wear uniforms, I was totally out of my element. But I never forgot the promise I had made and I acted about as dingy as I could. I wouldn’t say it necessarily worked but I wasn’t picked on and that was enough for me. I had a couple of friends and I was very popular in choir because I could sing pretty good.
Everything had pretty much disapated at home, we seemed to be doing good and everything that had happened seemed like events that took place in another lifetime.