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New Kid

2011 March 20
by Stanley Quan

I’ve always been the new kid.

Whenever I progressed to a new school, I never went to the school where most of the other kids in my previous school went.

From elementary to middle school, most North Shoreview students went on to Bayside, but I went to Borel. From middle school to high school, most Borel students went on to Aragon, but I went to San Mateo. From high school to college, well that’s a whole different process, with everyone pretty much going their separate ways.

Each time, I’ve always had to start over and make new friends. You try to stay in touch, but it’s hard when you go from seeing each other every day to once every few weeks or even months.

Not to say that it’s made a better or worse person, but this new kid thing has definitely become a part of me.

Because it happened with every new school, it’s a little harder for me to get really close to friends. From experience, I know that a sudden life change can make a friendship disappear.

But as I’ve grown, I’m learning to take life as it is and just live it. Sudden changes may happen, but it’s not really something I can control. So why not just make the most of the present?

Some friends come and go, but the important ones stick around.

(Photo by Tony Pan)

2 Responses
  1. Rain permalink
    March 21, 2011

    Been reading your posts since they crop up on my facebook feed. Stanleyisms: short meaningful bits about the small moments in life that hit you and make you go hm. They’re interesting, especially this one, resonated and made me go hm :)

    • Stanley Quan permalink*
      March 21, 2011

      All of the stuff I blog about definitely make me go hm… and I hope they make other people go hm as well :) Thanks for the comment!

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