Friendship is Key by Thomas

April 30, 2017


Friendship is Key

I believe that people need friendship in order to succeed, to accomplish goals, jump obstacles in life, and overall to just have a good time.

I first lived in Florida for kindergarten and preschool, and when I was 7 years old, my family decided to move to Okemos, Michigan. The first day of school at a completely new school is always the hardest day. You don’t know anybody, and nobody knows you. But the moment I walk in on the first day, I met a fellow 1st grader, and he said hello to me. After we started talking, we instantly became friends, and we would always hang out, eat lunch together, and talk during class time until the teacher told us to stop. This friendship really helped me settle into this new elementary school, and we are still friends to this date.

After our move, I would continue to go to school here in Okemos. My friends and I always hung out and played sports. But during middle school, my friend persuaded me to join the track team. Although I played soccer and tennis, I didn’t think of myself as a good runner. But he persuaded me anyway, and we both joined the track team. I am still glad to this day that my friends convinced me to run track, because track was the best part of middle school, and still is for high school. Of course, at first, I wasn’t good or bad. But I continued to work out with my friends, going to track every day and getting better time records for each practice. Ultimately, my friends and I helped each other out by making all of us better runners, with encouragement, confidence, and commitment.

I don’t know if many people realize this, but friendship is one of the most important things you can have in life. Friends help you with issues, such as mine where I moved to a new school, and help each other overcome obstacles we all have, like conditioning for the first season of track. Even if you aren’t the most social or outgoing person, having a friend by your side will really help you out.