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Hello Again [Jun. 9th, 2006|01:44 pm]
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[music |"Sultans of Swing" by Dire Straits]

Yes, it's summer! I actually have time again, so I've decided to update the lj (plus, myspace is getting kind of boring). I know no one reads this, but I don't care, I'm doing it for myself.

So, anyways, I'll tell you what's going on. The last day of Nagel was last Thursday. Leaving middle school was pretty emotional for a lot of people, since many of us are going to different high schools (Turpin or Anderson). Groups of friends that had formed during seventh and eighth grade are being torn apart. I was originally supposed to go to Turpin, but after Nagel, practically all of my school friends (except for about two people) are all going to Anderson, so I transferred. Because of this, I wasn't sad about leaving. In fact, I was happy, I'm sure I won't miss the middle school years. I'm glad that I am done with that period of my life. Nagel, like many experiences, had its pros and cons. I have more friends, I am more confident, and know much more than I did or was before. I got a lot out of middle school, but it's not something that I would ever want to repeat. It's just not a good age, and I'm sure whoever is my age or older knows what I mean, so I won't go into it.

I've heard that Andersonl is better. My friend, who's going to be a sophomore, told me "that it's like leaving hell, and going into purgatory". Ha, well at least it's a little better. Why am I so confident that it will be better? Here's why:

- most of the "prepulars" (nice word, Kaelie) are going to Turpin.
- older boys (self explanatory).
- more freedom.
- more stuff to do.
- more classes and opportunities.

I've also heard that in high school, people tend to leave each other alone more. More of a "we're all different, deal with it" attitude, if I'm correct. People do their own things, and other people don't care. At Nagel, everyone's in each other's business. If you dress a certain way, have an interest, or say or do something that most people don't, you'll be hearing from somebody about it. I'm also hoping that the retarded stereotypes (emos, preps, goths, etc.) will fade in time. That's getting really old, especially people who are trying to be a certain stereotype. I'm so sick of hearing "I'm an emo kid", or "I'm a punk", like that's literally all you are. I believe all this Nagel stuff will change, due to maturity.

Well, I got to go. Whoever you are, I'll see ya around.


[User Picture]From: bergeronprocess
2006-06-09 06:53 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, high schoolers do tend to leave one another alone. There are some exceptions, as always, but the general rule is the "deal with it" attitude you talk about. There is also a higher degree of freedom. You're allowed, for example, to eat lunch pretty much anywhere you want, not just at an assigned table with your classmates like I had to do in middle school. I wasn't sad either when I left eighth grade (seems so long ago) because, like you, the people I liked were generally going to my school too.

And now I'm in my last year of high school, wow. At the end of next year it will be completely bizarre because people will disperse to longer distances. I know someone who is going to the University of Hawaii, for example, though Georgia has a very generous scholarship program (pays your tuition if you go to a public college in state), which naturally means a lot of people elect to go to college here. Which is pretty much what I'll be doing. But it's all good! :)

At the end of next year, I promise you that you'll look back on middle school and probably laugh at how much you've changed. And that's good!!

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