My Goals In Middle School

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In middle school, I was like any modest student. I would strive to achieve the goals that I was aiming for. I earned the grades that I asked for, but something was not adequate. My friends and family didn't detect it, but they would later on. It all went underway in eighth grade. I would be with my friends almost everyday after school. We would gather at the recreation center right across from the middle school. The recreation center is one of those places where people all ages go. There are basketball courts, a soccer field, beach volleyball pit, a park and countless other things. One day, I was not my normal self. While everyone else was playing I sat there on my phone with a frown on my face.
“Hey what’s wrong?” my friend Ashley questioned.
“Nothing is wrong. Trust me” I said.
“Ok, I trust you then.”
I did not want to tell her the truth. I didn't want to tell anyone the truth. As time progressed I felt the need to tell someone. All I ever wanted throughout middle school was to be accepted more than anything. Months
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I have not been myself for the past few weeks. I feel like no one wants to talk to me anymore, yet they still want to be friends. I decided that I am not going to be friends with the people that have seen me as non-existent, yet they still want to be friends with me because they want to be close with everyone else. Do you get where I’m coming from?”
“Yes, and I’m glad about the decision you have made”, she said
Usually my sister is never like that. She would say “you're stupid” or “get over it loser” and then leave the room. I told Ally, Danielle, Amanda, and Carly the same thing, and they were just as supportive as my sister.
“Lynsey, you deserve everything to be happy. Don’t let others get in the way of that. You have your true friends right by your side. Tell those other people you don't need them anymore. Just remember that we will be by your side. We love you,” Amanda
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