Leeuwenhoek had stolen and peeped into the fantastic sub-visible world of little things, creatures that had lived, had bred, had battled, had died, completely hidden from and unknown to all men from the beginning of time. Beasts these were of a kind that ravaged and annihilated whole races of men ten million times larger than they were themselves. Beings these were, more terrible than fire-spitting dragons or hydra-headed monsters. They were silent assassins that murdered babies in warm cradles and kings in sheltered places. It was this invisible, insignificant, but implacable-and sometimes friendly- world Leeuwenhoek had looked into for the first time of all men of all countries. ~Microbe Hunters

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

These are those days

I chose the easiest elective class I could possibly come up with that is offered at this school. It is called Academic Learning and Success. I had to write a journal about when I accomplished something and was proud and I thought I would share it with y'all:

One hockey season, my school team was going on a trip to Lake Placid, NY for a hockey tournament. There was about 50% of the team in grade 12, and 50% of the team in grade 10. I was in grade 10 at the time, and I was excited to go on this trip. Unfortunately, the whole team wasn’t able to go, including none of the other grade 10’s for various reasons, so it ended up being me, and 7 other grade 12’s. I was very intimidated by them, as they were amazing at hockey (which is why we still went with only 8 players) and they all were really good friends. I felt like an outsider. After just the first game of having 7 skaters, every single girl on the team thanked me for still coming because they would have died without me- even though we lost 2-1 (pretty good still!!)
After that, I learned in order to make new friends, I had to come out of my comfort zone. I had never moved houses or schools in my life, so I never knew what it was like to have none of MY friends with me. I was so happy with myself and our team doing so well together and making 7 new friends. Now, this experience sounds petty as I was the only student coming to this school from my high school and I had to make new friends here. I’m very glad I ‘learned how to make friends’, and even more happy the “Miracle on Ice” team came in 3rd overall in the tournament. Way to go ladies, you rock!

Darn good and sure of it,

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