14 Wishes for a New Life!
By Leila Michaels
Profile: Leila Michaels
Birthday: May 25, 1997
Brown hair, blue eyes,
Likes: sushi, boys, sports, TV, phone, email, friends
Dislikes: Daria & her posse, teachers, sunburn, bugs, camping
Dating Status: Nope, Single….for now!
Nicknames: Jordan, Lilypad, Alexandra, Alex, Lexi
Quote of the Day: A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world. - Leo Buscaglia
School: Plus Preparatory Middle School
Ariella (Cheeto) Andrea (Andy) Isabella (Izzy)
Shay (Shay-Shay) Elise (Aqua)
After a long week on a cruise around the Caribbean, chasing my little brother around the sky deck, and making sure I finished everything for school, I was a little happy to be home and as we drove home from the airport, I imagined my new life as and 8th grader. As soon as we got home, I said goodnight to my parents, helped them bring the bags in, and promised to unpack after my first day of school. I jumped into bed and soon drifted off into dreams of Mike and my friends.
"Leila Alexis Michaels! Wake up this instant or you will be late for your first day of school!" was the first thing I heard when I woke up. When I looked at the clock, it read 8:17 and the bus leaves at 8: 45! I had less than thirty minutes to take a shower, eat breakfast, and get my backpack ready for my first day of 8th grade. As I jumped out of bed, I called to my stepmother, "I'll be down in just a minute."
As I air-dry my long brown hair, I pick out my favorite new school outfit, my black beret from a Paris trip, black leggings and a vest, blue converse and a blue tunic, and a blue jean skirt. I adjust my beret and run down the stairs and pack my new backpack with the locker essentials. As I eat my bowl of Frilly Curls, I imagine my new life as an 8th grader. I think about my list of fourteen wishes for my 14th birthday taped on the inside of my closet door.
My list goes a little something like this:
I want to get the most popular boy, Mike, as my boyfriend
A room makeover
5 thousand dollars in cash
Be on my favorite radio station
Have my song I Do Love You Still recorded
Be on my favorite TV show, L.A. Scribes
A new phone
Be the most popular girl in school
Get straight A's all year
Make my parents actually understand me
To be able to get my permit early and pass To
have the best birthday party in the world
Have a new laptop
Get a sea mist blue porche
If each of those things came true, I would have the best life in the world. I thought about my healthy life three weeks ago at sleep away camp. We ate lots of healthy foods, and it tried to help us make good habits. Sure like that would ever happen! My parents sent me lots of candy and snacks. As I finished my Frillys, I heard the old, yellow, rickety bus pull up next to the curb. I said goodbye to my parents, my baby brother, James, and ran outside to the bus to begin a new life as an 8th grader.