Snapshot (First Day at Primary School)

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My snapshot is of my first day at primary school. Why did I choose this picture? Well, because it was a totally new experience for me, essentially different to my first day at primary school because I had only been to nursery before.

There were a lot of things going through my mind when this was taken. I was experiencing emotions such as excitement, curiosity and anxiety, Excitement because I was looking forward to going to school, wearing my new uniform, meeting my teachers, talking to people, maybe even making a friend or two.

I would have been curious because going to school would mean a new environment, a new routine, and most importantly, new people. All of which I was completely unfamiliar with.
This leads on to my next emotion, anxiety, because you're bound to be anxious when you don't know how to behave in that situation, how to act towards people and how they will act towards to you. It gives you that feeling in your chest, you know the one, you get it when you're feeling extremely worried yet mildly excited about what is going to happen. Almost like going on an adventure!

I can tell this was an embarrassing moment for me, because I have my usual smile on! It's that cheesy smile I always have whenever I'm shy or embarrassed; the smile itself is embarrassing to be honest. This picture really does bring up some memories though, I remember it like it was yesterday, as overused as that phrase is.

It was a bright sunny day, which isn't very common in this country, but nonetheless, no complaints either. I stepped out of my mum's shiny, blue BMW as she wished me luck. I forced up a weak smile before closing the door.

I walked up the steps which seemed giant, as my heart was pounding…and I was a lot smaller back then too. I walked through the scarily huge playground, most of the other children were in groups, laughing and playing. How much I wished I could have been one of those children at that very moment in time. It was as if everything had...
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