I had planned to get back into blogging but then middle school kicked in. Dear authors, I used to think you exaggerated how awful middle school was, but no, you sugar coated it.
The short reason of why I am not blogging is bullying. I have classmates who are using images from this blog to harrass me. I tried to ignore it but it has caused major impact on my mental health and school work. So, hey classmates, I want you to know the school knows now too.
This experience has made me more committed to staying away from social media. It also made blogging not fun. I have read some great books but I just can’t bring myself to review them. (HINT: Christina Soontornvat and Melanie Conklin have some great new books)
Most of my readers have been great supporters over the years so thank you. I am sorry a few immature middle schoolers are ruining this for us. My focus right now is working with my team of adults to address this and to help me find my mental health balance. Ok, I also just get through middle school.
BTW I am not ashamed of being open about mental health, so that is not something you can use against me.
I am not sharing this for sympathy. I am sharing to let you know why I am not blogging and suggest maybe you go talk with your middle schoolers. We are a mess right now.