Diary of a First Year – Part 3
September 2, night
Wow! Magic is so much more complicated than I thought.
This morning at breakfast, we were given our new timetables and then headed off to our classes. First was Transfiguration. We tried to turn matchsticks into needles, and it was so difficult. I’m not sure mine changed at all, though the girl sitting next to me, Eloise, said she thought mine was a little shinier.
Next, Charms, which was fun. Professor Flitwick is our head of House, and he is so, well… charming! He was very encouraging as we practiced wand movements and kind when he corrected us. There’s so much nuance to Charms and wand movement, but I loved perfecting every swish and flick. I can tell that will be one of my favorite classes.
After lunch, we had Potions. The dungeons were very creepy, and there were strange things in bottles and jars everywhere. We took a lot of really complicated notes, and I missed Dad a lot as we learned about some of the ingredients we bought in Diagon Alley. Getting used to boarding school will be a big adjustment. I wrote Mum and Dad a letter tonight to let them know I got here and everything I’ve seen and done so far. I hope Mum is proud that I’m in Ravenclaw, taking after her intelligence since she’s a university professor. I miss them, but I’m ready to learn as much magic as I possibly can. Tomorrow is another busy day, so it’s time for bed.