Friday, May 29, 2009

My Life at Claremont

by Tu-tuBabie

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.


Nico D. said...

Keep your head up, young lady. I'm impressed with the insights you have into your own thoughts and feelings. When a person is aware of the struggles they have within, they have the power to become whatever they want to be. What kind of person do you want to be? What do you want to do? I can tell just from your writing that you can do it.

Skolnik said...

Amen, Nico D. And maybe high school won't be as hard (lot's of people I know say middle school was the hardest). And at least now you know you have some choices about how to respond. Thanks for sharing about how your brother's imprisonment has affect you. And keep on writing. Sometimes just getting that stuff out can make you feel better.

Anonymous said...

yeah, people usually say that middle school is the hardest, and that you catch on in high school.
im sorry about your brother.

Theebaddest916-Aijinae said...

Tu-Tu this was hekka good, you put alot of effort into your writing. I Love This Story.!!! Keep up the good work!!!