When I was seven, my parents surprised me with a move to Arizona. I didn’t think much of it at first. Then we started packing up things we owned in our small California apartment and put them into a moving truck. I became really upset, and it lasted awhile. I had to say goodbye to my friends and some of my relatives. I made it clear to my parents that I didn’t want to move to Arizona and that I wanted to stay in California forever.
California is my home and it hurt to leave it behind. My family lived with my cousin’s family while our house was being built. I was scared that I wouldn’t make any friends. I think every person is afraid of being in a new place they haven’t known long. Eventually I went with the flow of being in Arizona, and tried my best to work with it. Some days I’ll hate that I am here, but other days I’m happy to be here.
My new beginning is Arizona. I’ve made amazing friends--but I’m excited and I hope to start another new beginning in California next year. When I move to California, I want to go to a makeup school to become a makeup artist. The class I want to take it is about four thousand dollars and the school is “Cinema Makeup School.” I won’t lie--I’m freaking out to get my plans started. It’s a lot of planning to do, and yes I’m scared of it all. But I can’t wait to take on challenges and get this new chapter in my life started--and surviving my new beginning in Arizona has taught me that I’m capable of seeing this next exciting chapter through.