By Giselle & Gisele, Middle Schoolers
You’ve counted down the days till school has ended. Summer is here and you will spend a month having fun, going on trips, staying at home with family and friends.
Either way, you are having fun before you start or return to middle school. Middle school is a big deal; you feel like you are so old and own the world. That’s partially true: you are older than you were when you were in grade school. It’s hard to let go of some of your friends who will attend a different middle school or will remain in grade school, but you will meet new people and make new friends. As a middle schooler, there is a lot of stress and how I get through is having friends and support. It is tough and you have more work than what you’re used to, but soon you’ll get it and you’ll know it’s not as hard as you thought. Even though we think we own the world and can handle anything at this age, it’s not that simple because we have more responsibilities than we used to have. We are still children who want to just run and play with someone and sometimes we just want to freeze time to enjoy what we have as 11-12-year-olds. Then sometimes we want to grow up as fast as we can and just play on our phones or computers and be 16 so we can drive and have the freedom to go anywhere without our parents. But the truth is, sometimes we feel 11, 12 or 13, then other times we emotionally feel like we are 6, 7 or 8 and then still other times we feel like we are capable of being 16, 17 or 18 and ready to be free from adult rules. The tween years are confusing as we switch from feeling older and younger as we try to find ourselves. There is so much stress and pressure that we place on ourselves! But right now it’s not school; it’s July and we should think about how we’re going to spend the rest of our summer! You need to think about yourself and go to different places you haven’t been before. Or go hang out with your friends on the hot beach. The point is to have an awesome summer break and enjoy your time because you only have 1 and a half months left before you have to go back to school, which is boring.