Dear Middle School Self...

Dear Middle School Self,

Don’t worry about what other people think. Don’t judge yourself because you feel like other people are judging you. Don’t waste your time with friends who put you down. And most importantly be yourself, find yourself, and love yourself. In sixth grade you will get into the hang of things, and for the most part, life will be good. You’ll have a weird headband phase, and continue to hang out with people from elementary school. Seventh grade will hit, and things will get tough. You’ll struggle with self doubt, toxic friendships, and emptiness. You will have a rough time feeling like you fit in, and you will feel the most self conscious as you ever will. Seventh grade will be a tough year but you’ll manage to get through, and to learn. By eighth grade, you will start to become comfo