Supporting A Friend With Depression & Anxiety (11-30-18) I interviewed Christian Alston on about supporting a friend with depression and anxiety to see if he feels like there is a difference or is it any more difficult than being a friend with someone who doesn’t struggle with anxiety and depression. Supporting a friend with depression can be very difficult I know from my experience and I wanted to see from somebody else’s perspective on this topic because it is extremely important. Christian’s answers were amazing and I have so much more respect for him than I did. When I asked him if he looks at his friends that do struggle with it any differently he said that his love or care for them doesn’t change. He said it’s just like loving someone that has any other difficulty, you just stick it out and love them through it all. I struggle with both depression and anxiety and I push everyone I love away because I feel like I will suffocate everyone with my problems and my baggage. It took me a good amount of time to realize how truly loved and supported I was. My friends that loved me through it all got me to where I am today. If you are supporting a friend with depression and anxiety thank you and you are far beyond amazing! Keep loving them endlessly! If you ever need to contact me @email@example.com.
Advice from Caitlin Golden (11-16-18) Caitlin is also one of the little sisters I never got the honor of loving and mentoring. She always stays positive and that’s the one out of many things that I love about her. She always lets me know that I am special. Even though she doesn’t know it, it means the absolute world to me. She always makes sure everyone feels good about themselves and she has wiped many of my tears away. I love her very much, and I’m very sure she already knows that. Caitlin, Micah, and Amber are three girls that I try to mentor. I consider them “my three little princesses” and they will always have a special place in my heart. Go far Caitlin I know you can. Those 3 special girls I have no doubt will change this world. I hope I can do the same
Advice From Amber Johnson (11-9-18) Amber is another one of the little sisters I never got the honor of loving and mentoring. She’s super crazy but everything about her is lovable. She has also gone through a lot in her life, but she stays sane and amazing. Her biggest piece of advice is “don’t care about what others think about you”. In middle school, this is especially important because people will always talk every day of your life. If you can disregard what people say about you then you are already on your way to being successful. Life is full of bumps in the road, but when we don’t worry about what others say then we can live a worry free life
Advice From Micah Owens (11-2-18) Micah is one of the little sisters that I never got the honor of loving and mentoring. Micah is so amazing and she knows how to make me laugh until my stomach hurts. This week we are talking about never giving up and to keep fighting. Micah has gone through a lot in her life, but not once has she stopped going out of her way for me and so many others. I don’t think she understands that so many people appreciate her and everything she does. When life knocks me down she is always standing there laughing but helps pick me back up. She is a true example of a fighter. I love watching her grow and it’s an honor to be able to get to know her. There were so many days I just wanted to give up, but when Micah is around I want to change the world. Long story short, sometimes we have to connect with someone that pushes us to never give up. Without Micah I couldn’t be the amazing me I am today.
Advice From Wynston Thomas (10-26-18) I’ve looked up to Wynston ever since I’ve known him. He always knows how to make me laugh, smile, and he always brightens my day up when I really just want to cry. Since he is one of my role models, and many others, I interviewed him. His biggest role model is Manal Binini, she’s really awesome, so I know why. His advice to others is “Haters should be your motivators” and that is really important, especially in middle school. The advice that I have given him that has helped him the most is, “Do what is in your best interests”. Now that sounds really complicated, but it truly just means be yourself and do what you want, not what others want you to. The world we live in now judges extremely and we all really just want to fit in. Little do we know, trying to fit in is making us push away who we were born to be. We were all born to be something great, we just have to find that person we were made to be. Why would we want to be anything other than ourselves? The biggest reason is because we don’t want to be judged and we are truly just scared to be ourselves. Listen, the person you are is far more than amazing and you are great and amazing! Remember you are wonderful just the way you are!
Advice From Tyler Malone and Jaylan Fleming 10-19-18 Both Tyler Malone and Jaylan Fleming are both known for being on our football team. Since they both are on the football team I figured the current sixth grader football players look up to them. That is a really big deal because that means they are role models. Both Tyler and Jaylan said if people look up to them it makes them feel like a hero. When we think of heroes we mostly always think of Super-Man, but sometimes a hero can be someone we watch and want to be like. Both Tyler and Jaylan both feel like helping others does mean a lot because it starts a chain reaction in others. Jaylan looks up to Odell Beckham Jr. and Tyler looks up to Chris Johnson. Being a role model starts with showing others greatness and that means even role models learn from other great leaders. Both of them really focus on to never give up and even when failing to keep trying. How can we be great if we give up? We can’t be great if we give up when life throws us hurdles and hills, so we have to fight and never stop. When we have the never giving up mindset, it feels like we can conquer anything and it feels amazing. Here at school we are all different, but you never know when you could be sitting by the next president, scientist that cures a certain disease, engineer that designs the first invisible car, etc. Don’t be discouraged, because we are all great. Go show them who you are!
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