July 14, 2016
Fees, Feasts, and Fun
The first morning of my new life have in India. As my eyes blinked open, and the blurry image of the day sharpened in my mind, I felt a tingle of anxiety. Today will be the day I visit the school I was hoping I would attend. Worries gurgled up inside me. What if the students there wouldn’t accept me? What if I couldn’t understand anything? Worse, what if I don’t get admission in the school?! I took a deep breath and shook out the negative thought. At the same time, I was looking forward to numerous things! I couldn’t wait to meet the new people I could possible befriend, or roam about the new school, or even ride to and from the school!!
When we reached Bodhi International School, we were led to the principal’s office, who, similar to me, was also new to living in India, and had lived in various parts of the world. My dada, mom, and I were led through a tour of the three story school with a separate sports field and sports complex. The school was vast, but there was still more under construction. The swimming pool was so large, it seemed as though it stretched for miles.
After we conveyed our interest in attending this school, the teacher told us to return tomorrow in order to take the entrance exam and pay the fees. With this in mind, we left to wait for tomorrow for the decision to be final.