Story of My Life

My name's Lorena.
I'm 16 years old.
This is the Story of My Life.


4. The Middle School Years

7th grade the absolute worst year of my life and I hate thinking about it. I was bullied all throughout and my grades dropped drastically. I was legit failing and I thought I was going to be held back. But the bullies made me so much stronger. I may have had little friends and little self-esteem, but now I know that, that's life. The bullies don't remember me or what they did, but I do. 

I'm really skinny, and we'll get to that more later, so I was called names. 




Green Bean. (i was wearing an outfit one day that happened to consist of green and white)

Bean Sprout.


And so many others. I was friends with a suicidal girl who would cut herself and she would always show me her scars. And, I began to hurt myself and have negative thoughts. 

The summer between 7th and 8th was the best. It was my last year at the camp and I wanted to make it special. And special it was. I met a guy and we had a thing. We never kissed because I wasn't ready (I was 13 and awkward and just finished the worst year of my life). I went home and added him on facebook just to see that he had a girlfriend of a month while we were together. I was heartbroken. I thought I was in love, but now that I know what it's like to be in love, I know that that wasn't it. 

8th grade was really when I started to play around more with my music passion as well as my writing. I began to take guitar lessons and practiced more on my writing. I also began to really explore my passions, going to a lot of concerts and trying new things. I was in the play, chorus, Gold & Blues (our 8th grade's select choir), played field hockey and played lacrosse. I developed a passion for those sports and even though I don't play them at the high school level, I will probably play for a club team in  College. As for theatre and music, I don't know where I'd be without them.

I also blacked out for the second time during lacrosse in eighth grade, keeping me out of the rest of the season. The first time I blacked out was at a Paramore concert the summer between 7th and 8th grade.

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