living life yellow.
the ramblings of a 21 year old
This blog post was inspired by a discussion I was having with one of my best friends, and a beautiful young lady we volunteer with. This young lady (age 13) is having a tough time at school and confided in us about the dramas that were going on. It sounds like she has done the right thing (and been very mature about it) but that has caused some of her peers to dislike and bully her. My friend and I, who in our second year out of high school, we offering our advice and letting her rant. It was heartbreaking to hear the things that she is going through and that to her it feels like no one understands.
People tell you to just ignore it, but you can't. When you're 13, your social life, especially at school, is so important to you. I remember being 13 years old and having friend dramas and at the time, it felt like the worst thing in the world. But looking back on it, it's just so ridiculous. There is always the "cool," group who usually aren't very good people in the first place. But for some reason we place them up on this pedestal.
This song, "Secret For the Mad," by Dodie, really sums up what I want to tell her. Things are aren't great right now, but it will not be like this forever. There are so many people you can talk to, who care about you. There is nothing I can do or say really, to make you feel better. You're going to have to work through this yourself, but you will never be alone. Face masks, bubble baths, painting your nails. Do what you have to do to take care of yourself, no matter how cliche' or stereotypical it is. If it works, do it.
I promise you, everything will be ok in the end.