This was a writing prompt I was given a couple weeks ago and it was pretty fun to write:)
"Write a letter to a seventh grader that is becoming an eighth grader with advice about what to expect, what to do, and what not to do."
Dear Seventh Grade Me,
Don’t take that dare to wear a tiara during your History Presentation. Or if you must take the dare find a way to relate it to your topic. Don’t worry though, the detention is probably worth the laughter in the end.
|I'm not really sure what to say about this picture except "YIKES"|
Do take the opportunity to do higher math and don’t worry about how it affects your grade. It is as important to understand numbers as it is to understand words.
Enjoy ska and punk while you can. It will be a somewhat guilty pleasure later in life so get to every concert you can.
Work harder at soccer. Try to understand the sport, not just get through practice. Seriously, you have a chance to be really good. Watch professionals.
Focus more on singing than on the trumpet.
Get over the fact that you did not get the princess part in the play but were forced to be the evil stepsister. You are not in fact, going to go into acting as a career. Besides the prince and the princess holding hands will be priceless blackmail material soon.
Spend more time with A. In 3 years she’ll get pregnant and have a baby. You’ll lose touch and then she’ll get cancer. One morning you’ll get the call that she died. You probably won’t be able to change the way things happen but at least enjoy the time you can before she’s gone. Same for L and E. They all die young and you’ll miss them more than you expect.
Have fun, these are some of the sweetest years of your life. Learn Mrs. Wright’s memory verses and learn to conjugate latin verbs but don’t let a dead language kill your joy.
Be yourself! You turn out pretty well and believe it or not you do get married. And to someone you never could have dreamed up... not to mention the 2 adorable kids you get to raise.
See you on the flip side,
30 year old me