By: Danielle Spitz, Guest Blogger
With the first semester coming to an end, school has been pretty tough. I have countless numbers of projects in addition to dozens of tests and quizzes. Being only in eighth grade, sometimes I don’t feel comfortable talking about my stress with other people, but I have learned that talking is one of the best ways to relax and feel better.
My sister is a junior in high school, and I am constantly reminded that it is the most stressful year of her life. On top of all of her schoolwork, she has been studying for the SAT and starting to look at colleges. So when I compare my year to hers, I feel stupid complaining about school.
When I talked to my sister about it, she was more understanding than I expected. She told me that when she was my age, she felt the same way and there is no need for me to worry. As long as I have my priorities straight and use my time wisely I’ll be just fine.
Of course school gets harder, but that’s just life. Next year, when I become a freshman in high school, I’m going to look back on eighth grade and probably think it was the easiest year ever. So now when I get stressed out about school, all I need to do is take a few deep breaths and think about how lucky I am to have the opportunity to have such a great education.
Besides family and friends, school is the most important thing in my life, and I think if the thing I am most stressed about is schoolwork, I am pretty darn lucky.
Danielle Spitz is a fashion obsessed 14-year-old student. Her hobbies include reading, writing, running track, and of course, shopping!
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