My Life Story (Part 5) – School

I don’t remember too much from my earlier years of school but I will try to share as much as possible. There are 2 parts of my life I want to share from this time period, it is School and baseball.

Today I will be sharing with you how my first 5 years of school where, next week I’ll tell you about the beginning of my baseball career.

As I mentioned last week (My life story part 4) when I started school I knew no one but luckily in my second day became friends with Oliver and Daniel.

As time went by I got to know more of the kids especially Quang, Mikael K, Michael A, Ilia, Jocke and Carl.
We were a much differentiated group.

By best friends became Quang, Mikael K, Oliver and Daniel.
We spent a lot of time together, we would go to each other’s houses after school, all in all life was pretty great.

When we were 8 all of a sudden all my friends started playing soccer, I didn’t know where to sign up so I quickly became one of the worst players in school which was sad.
I was an athlete though and would try my best but they all practiced a lot.

Since I was one year younger I was also a lot weaker than my friends and was for a long time considered kind of a sissy.
I would cry when hurt which was embarrassing.

As time went by the group constellations changed around a lot.
During times I spent a lot of time with Mikael K, others a lot with Quang and so on.

When we got to fourth grade my classmates started getting interested in the girls of our class, something I didn’t understand (remember I am one year younger so I was still a little young for girls).

It didn’t hurt our relationship though, there were always enough of us so that I wasn’t noticed as single.
I never had the courage to ask out a girl out (or what you might call it in fourth grade).

In fifth grade I was the most popular kid in our class, my friend literally fought about who I would be going home with after school, it was very fun to be honest.

At the end of fifth grade though it was time to create new classes, our school would merge with another school in the area and the 4 classes would become 3 larger classes.


Related posts:

  1. My Life Story (Part 4) – Starting School
  2. My Life Story (Part 8) – 6th grade
  3. My Life Story (Part 9) – 7th grade – A New Class
  4. My Life Story (Part 8) – 6 Months in the U.S.
  5. My Life Story (Part 2) – My First 2 Years
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6 Responses to My Life Story (Part 5) – School

  1. Bill Dorman says:

    It’s funny how awkward those times can be and also how much it shaped us. Personally, I think good life lessons to be learned as sometimes we try to shield the kids from any competition, disappointment, etc. It is not true, everybody can be a winner, but people should still feel good about themselves.

    Can’t wait ’til I hear about you going ‘yard’ or the 7 no-hitters you threw ‘back in the day’. Hope all is well and you had a great weekend.

    • Daniel M. Wood says:

      Haha, well Bill I once held a perfect game till the 5th but that is it. I have hit maybe 10 homeruns though ;)

      Life is interesting and you have a lot of twists and turns before you reach your goals.

  2. Ashvini says:

    Hi Daniel,

    I just read thru all five parts of your life series and they are incredibly sweet.

    I have been to Sweden thrice for consulting assignment and lived for average of three months. I made great friends there. However the weather was a little unsuitable for me coming from a hotter country. Even then I liked the place, its cleanliness and nice friendly nature of people there.

    As for asking the girls out, it did not happen in school ( too shy , homebound guy) and not even in college ( was involved in college stuff). It happened only in my job. First girl in my life is now my wife .End of story heheh!!!

    I enjoyed reading all the parts of your life . I wish you a great time ahead.

    • Daniel M. Wood says:

      Same her Ashvini.
      I was lucky to get a girl WAY out of my league as my first girl. I thought that I better marry her as quickly as possible so she doesn’t realize she can get something better ;)

  3. Hi Daniel
    When I review my early years in life I can see that I’m basically the same person just a little older. It’s interesting how patterns and behavior get established so early in life. I guess that’s what personal growth is all about undoing the learned patterns that aren’t in our best interest.

    • Daniel M. Wood says:

      Hey Riley,

      You are right, our thoughts are still the same. Of course looking back I see how many ridiculous decision I have made. But it has all made me the person I am today.

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