Inse and Curity were on the move again. They were moving to a new town and Inse was feeling nervous about starting at a new school. As they drove towards their new home, Inse’s mind was racing with thoughts of what his new school would be like, whether he would fit in, and whether he would make any friends.
Curity noticed Inse’s anxious expression and asked, “What are you thinking about, Inse?”
“I’m just nervous about starting at a new school. I don’t know anyone there, and I don’t know what it will be like,” Inse replied.
Curity reassured Inse, “Don’t worry, Inse. We’ll be there for you every step of the way. You’ll make new friends in no time, and we’ll help you build your confidence.”
As they arrived at their new home, Inse was pleasantly surprised. The house was bigger than their old one and had a beautiful garden. They spent the day unpacking and settling in, and Inse felt a little more at ease.
The next day, Inse and Curity drove to the new school. Inse’s nerves were back in full force. He felt like he didn’t belong and everyone was looking at him. Curity sensed Inse’s discomfort and reminded him of the five transformations.
“Remember, Inse, the first transformation is to ignore the voice of insecurity. Don’t listen to the negative thoughts in your head. The second transformation is to use the voice of insecurity as inspiration. Use it to push yourself to be better. The third transformation is to listen to the voice of security, and that means being confident in who you are,” Curity said.
Inse took a deep breath and reminded himself of what Curity had said. He walked into the school with his head held high and a smile on his face. He tried to strike up conversations with some of the other students, but he found it difficult.
After school, Inse and Curity went to a nearby park. Inse was feeling dejected and defeated. Curity noticed this and said, “Inse, let’s sit down and talk. The fourth transformation is taking action. What can we do to help you feel more comfortable?”
Inse thought for a moment and said, “I want to join a club or team at school. That way, I can meet new people with similar interests.”
“That’s a great idea, Inse! The fifth transformation is to befriend the two inner voices. Remember that there will be good and bad days, but it’s important to be kind to yourself and accept both sides of your thoughts and feelings,” Curity said.
Over the next few weeks, Inse joined the soccer team and made a few new friends. He started to feel more at home in his new town and even looked forward to going to school each day. Inse was proud of himself for taking action and using the five transformations to overcome his fears.
As Inse and Curity drove back to their new home one day, Inse turned to Curity and said, “Thank you for helping me feel more confident and making new friends. Moving to a new town was scary, but I’m glad we did it.”
Curity smiled and replied, “Anytime, Inse. Remember that the five transformations can help you overcome any challenge. You’re stronger than you think.”
Inse smiled and felt grateful for his sister’s support. He was excited for his new adventure in this new town.