Middle school is probably the prime time in someones life to experience strange things. Suddenly Johnny likes this one girl and Shelly has this circle of friends and Megan doesn't or "Billy hit puberty early!". Well I experienced lots of new concepts in Middle School. My best friend moved to Colorado in the 3rd grade so all I had left was a close friend. She wasn't my best friend but still we grew up together. When we moved on from elementary school, everything changed. My only friend got involved in a different "friend circle" and slowly forgot about me. I decided "hey, I guess it's time to make new friends!" I in fact did this exact thing. In choir class I met a girl who seemed very nice and we got to know each other very well. after about 2 months though something happened. I was at my locker and as my friend walked by I said "Hey!" with such eager, and what did she do? She looked at me in disgust and kept walking. I was confused so I figured she just was having a bad day. the following week I went to sit next her in choir and she had an outburst. she raised her voice and said " Haley, just stop sitting by me! I don't want to talk to you!" I was astonished. Why was my friend acting like this?? What did I do? Anyways, the next 6 months just tore me apart. The name calling and progressive locker slams got worse. It went from "why do you look so fat and ugly?" to "maybe you should just leave. Nobody want's you here anyway" or even "You'll never get anywhere in life". I was shaken. I had no friends, I mean..how can I help it if I'm shy and don't have friends? By 8 months of being bullied, I did stuff I never though I'd do. I stole things from the teachers, I skipped classes, I ate lunch in the bathroom, I even though of cutting myself because I thought the pain in my arms would distract the pain in my head. I never did do it though. I ended up thinking positive thoughts and I finally told my mom whats been happening. She said "Just smile at her and walk away, act like you're on top of the world". I did just that. And after my horrible 6th grade experience, It got better. I made the most amazing friend ever named Amy and to this day she is my absolute best friend. In 8th grade Emily moved back to Washington and my life got a million times better. When I got into high school everything settled into perfection. I am currently coming to an end of my junior year (3 more months!) and life is so great. If you are reading this right now and are currently being bullied: I want you to know that everything will get better in the end. If it's not better, It's not the end ♥
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