My life in middle school obviously starts in the 6th grade at Claremont Middle School. This experience that I am going to tell you about is how my life changed and how it turned out the way I am now. It all started in May of 2006, a month after my niece was born. My closest brother went to jail. When I found this out I was heartbroken and angry. I felt that there was no one there for me. Everybody was angry at anybody who asked how it happened.
My 7th grade year, after that incident happened, I was building up a lot of anger. This anger affected my grades because I was getting F's and D's. Then, towards the end of the year, in October, I got tired of people talking to me the way they wanted to, so one day I had a fight with this girl. This girl was playing around with my friend and he told me to go get his hat back for him. So I ran after her and got the hat back. The next thing you know she was talking about me behind my back so I confronted her. Then she started calling me out of my name and she said she wanted to fight me. We had fought after school, then we got suspended, and when I told my mom she was very disappointed. My mom told my brother that was in jail and he laughed, but I didn't want him to know because I didn't want him to get mad or worry about me that much in a bad way. After all of that I just started getting an attitude with everybody.
This year my grades have been high and low, and I've been having a lot of arguments with a lot of girls. For the whole school year I’ve been working on learning how to hold my temper and control my attitude and anger. I also learned that I shouldn't listen to what anybody says except the people I am very close with. My brother affected me because we are really close. I feel like if he goes through something I also have to go through the same thing. Like now, when I go home, I can't stay home for that long because I'm used to my brother being there. We always used to have a lot of fun together. I try my best to stay at home with my mom, but I always start to cry because he isn't there. This fall when I go to the 9th grade, I know there is going to be a lot of girl drama and boy trouble. I know what I have to go through will be much worse than middle school, and my goal is not to listen to what other people say.
7 years ago