Yes, I am back. I'm trying to reboot both of my blogs (you can check out my other blog, which is a book review blog here), even though that might not work, but I'm trying for you guys!
Also, I'm extremely sorry because I promised this post in July and it's SEPTEMBER.
Regardless, with school starting back up, I may not have as much time to write my blog posts. Specifically on this one. I'm trying to find out what a good post day will be for this blog, but I'm not sure yet. (Friday? Saturday? Sunday? Monday? You tell me.)
Anyway, I think I shall get on with the post and stop rambling.
Here's Six Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before Middle School:
You could last the three years of middle school with only high confidence (note that I did not use COCKY, I used confident) and a good attitude. Do you know why the popular kids are so popular? Cause they rock their stuff every single day. Even though Regina George was mean, it is undeniable that she was SUPER confident.
2. BE NICE
OMG, OMG, OMG. Can someone just show this to all the sixth graders in the world? Please?
So when I started sixth grade, I was VERY guarded because I went to a new middle school with nine other people I knew. Only three of them I was close friends with, and three others I was friendly towards; we were acquainted with each other. Nine may seem like a good bit, but when you boil it down, it's only six people who I had only one class with, and it wasn't lunch, and there were hundreds of kids in my grade. So I was freaking out, naturally. But, if you seem nicer than the average bear (which isn't hard), then I can almost guarantee that you'll get a couple of pretty great friends.
3. Join As Many Clubs As Possible
GET INVOLVED MY FRIENDS. I don't care if it's chess club or running club, this is a sure-fire way to make friends. The more people you know and are friends with, most of the time, the better off you'll make it socially. I ALSO SUGGEST AUDITIONING/JOINING DRAMA CLUB. It sounds nerdy, but there are a lot of really nice people in drama club. It's not usually a bunch of Sharpay's from High School Musical battling it out for the lime-light. It's a bunch of awesome people having a fun time acting and singing.
4. Friends Can Come in All Shapes And Sizes, And Also In Really Weird Ways.
This is the story of me and my best friend meeting in Social Studies class after we got new seats:
And I kid you not we've been friends ever since.
A good way to make friends is to compliment someone. This works best for girl complimenting girl. I don't suggest this for guys, cause if you're a guy saying this to a girl, she might think you're trying to get her number to slide onto those DMs if you know what I mean. And if you're a guy saying this to a guy, he's either going to think you're weird or cool. If you compliment a guy's shoes, that's some safe ground. Don't be all creepy like: I LIKE YOUR EYES.
That's just a no-go, ok?
5. Ladies, Guys Do not Automatically Get Less Ignorant And Gross When They Hit Sixth, Seventh, Or Eighth Grade.
If anything, they get worse. And for some of them, puberty hits them hard, and welcome to the days where the cute boy from elementary school is covered in acne and his voice cracks every five seconds. Sorry to break it to you girls. Chances are, your buddy John from fifth grade that now goes to your middle school, is not any cuter than he was in fifth grade, and sadly, may not be any more appropriate than he was last year.
6. YOU DON'T NEED TO DATE
I think this is a problem for girls mostly. It's a chain reaction in middle school. One person starts to date, and then her bestie decides to date cause she doesn't want to be a third wheel when they start going on dates. Then her bestie starts to date and so on until you realize all your friends are in a happy relationship going on group dates.
Almost all of those relationships won't last more than a month, and in that month all that's going to go down is the couple playing 20 questions and sending good morning and goodnight texts with smiley emojis. How do I know? Experience.
Also, you're going to have a lot more fun hanging around with your friends instead of hanging around your significant other, when you'll be able to let loose and not worry about how you look or how you're acting.
It gets pretty awkward in middle school, trust me.
So, I guess that's it...
Comment below what you learned through middle school that no one told you before hand.
And check out the weekly book reviews on my other blog, The B.O.B.
This week, I did a review on the recently released Ever Never Handbook by Soman Chainani.Have a great week!!!
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Song of the week:
The Middle-Jimmy Eat World