The Big Move


     In Vancouver at my aunt’s house in the backyard. We were just chilling in the backyard and I was watching videos. My dad said to my mom that he said we might not go back to OJCS. We didn’t have any great schools near our apartment so we’d have to move. I got really sad. I didn’t want to leave my apartment because I loved my balcony. I cried and went to hide in the bushes. I didn’t want to go to another school because I liked my friends and the teachers and school were ok. 


     I was young so I didn’t do anything to help but there were a lot of movers and my nana and aunt were there. I was really sad but excited. I know I was going to miss the balcony. My aunts got me food. I was playing with the dolly cart, and my mom yelled at me to get off it. So I went to play basketball on my hoop that was on the door. I went to where I’d colored on my floor with markers and thought how the people who were moving in were going to have to suck it up and deal with it.


     I went to my Nana’s car. I’d never driven in my Nana’s car, and her car was really nice and clean. She was playing country music, which I hate, so I went on my iPad. While we were driving, I saw a lot of leaves because it was spring, and I also saw a lot of our new neighbors and people who were moving houses. 


     I remember seeing a living room that’s empty. I remember feeling nothing. I didn’t have any TVs or Wii or anything, and I was dead. My mom was still helping move all the stuff. She had this spinny chair for a massage. I was spinning on it going down into my room and the living room. I went back and forth until my nana told me to stop.  Then we had dinner and I went to bed.


     I have a dog and a gaming setup. I would only move for highschool. I want to live in a condo or a small house, I don’t like big houses because it’s only me and my mom and if we got a big house we would have so much space that we wouldn’t use.

5 thoughts on “The Big Move

  1. Wow Jaxon! This must have been very sad situation. I’m sorry you had to go threw that, but I’m sure this experience made you a stronger individual. I am glad you found a positive outcome in such an annoying situation, and I truly do feel sympathetic. Was there another thing you learned from this experience? If so, what was it?

    Loved the memoir!: Sasha

  2. Hey Jaxon,
    I really liked you memoir, but what do you mean what you say you were dead? Apart from that, it’s really great.

    Keep up the good work,

  3. I love this story.
    Moving is always a big change in your life. Having to leave everything behind.
    What age were you when you had to move?
    Would it have been a different experience if you were a different age?

  4. Dear Jaxon,

    Anyone who has ever had to move cities or houses will understand exactly how you felt in that moment! Change in general is so hard, but I’m happy you didn’t leave OJCS 🙂

    I didn’t know you had an aunt who lives in Vancouver! Do you get to visit her often? (during non-Covid times, obviously) Vancouver is definitely my favourite city in Canada.

    Thank you for sharing this great memory.

    Mrs. Thompson

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