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My school was my safe haven Knowing everyone since our school was so small and having grown up with them made school my second home and made those people my second family Classrooms and hallways were always cold administrators never messed with them since if they did it would break and it just wasnt worth it to have a lot of angry children or teachers complain about the Texas heat so freezing was the only option The light blue walls made me feel like a child but I suppose I was I was in 8th grade top of the middle school chain but to the rest of the world especially the high school kids we were lower than the freshmen The school was never decorated students werent allowed to put anything on the walls until it was approved by administration -- it was like going through a security checkpoint in the airport for a bake sale advertisement The smell of germ-x and febreeze was never a foreign smell science says after about 3-4 minutes the smell would be gone because your nose and brain would be used to it but that never was the case I smelled it all the time It was imperfect but it was the only thing I knew I dont know how other schools smelled or felt Most of the time when things would get tough at home school was my safe haven My friends and I usually had it all to ourselves since the second floor was reserved especially for us It wasnt until towards the end of my first semester where my safe haven turned into my purgatory The light blue walls that once brightened my day and reminded me of the blue skies that were right outside the window turned gray and school just felt like a prisonI have always felt like an old soul someone who was older someone who was older than they looked or
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