It hits you like a wave when you think you know something, and you tell yourself, "Oh, I would take this situation perfectly well," or, "That would never happen to me," then it happens, and you don't take it well. To be honest, that feeling SUCKS.
Now, naivety weasels its way through our lives. Before I begin my story, I want to give a bit of background. Just a teeny bit.
My district is a really nice district. It's not a small town where everyone is really neighborly and stuff, but we're a nice district. Our schools are a bit funky though. We have elementary, intermediate, middle, then high school. Elementary school is grades K - 4, intermediate school lasts grades 5 - 6, middle school has grades 7 - 8, and high school is 9 - 12. So there's background.
Now, I use to think that school was just something I could sail right through, not fearing a thing. This attitude lasted until, I don't know, seventh grade. Not that bad, come to think of it now. Anyways, I remembered that the intermediate school teachers told us that middle school was a time to be more serious, and that it was going to be much SCARIER. I thought, "What the heck? The elementary teachers said the same thing, and I'm fine right now." So, middle school rolled around, I was somewhat okay, but then, I realized that the test material was a bit difficult to wing, so I studied a bit. I realized that school was beginning to be a bit difficult to keep up with. Though, I kept the general attitude of "let's wing it". Then, HIGH SCHOOL. DUN DUN DUUUN!
Suddenly, test! Quiz! Watch your head shoe flying at you wait that's a water bottle such a chaotic football game duck! Yeah. That was.... Fun....?
No, it really wasn't. Because, you see, I knew that high school would be difficult, but I judged it too early with my previous experiences.
Also, one more thing.
Recently, we have lost a few students in my district. I would see the friends of the lost barely keeping themselves together at times, and I thought, "Thankfully not me. Never going to be me. Nope. Not going to happen. Look the other way."
You can guess what happened.
I really wasn't aware of how naive I was until then.
Well, there isn't a thing I could do about this situation now, but say:
RIP, MW. RIP. What great times we had in track and field, right?