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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What is Adolescence? - According to an 8th Grader

So I found a copy to some 'essay' I wrote on adolescence in 8th Grade. This is perhaps the most awesome thing I have ever found that past me has written.

Adolescence is the period of time in which a teenager goes through a great deal of physical and emotional change in root of becoming an adult. The first change that I went through was I started getting hair on different parts of my body other than on the top of my head. I have always heard that the adolescent is usually uncomfortable about this, but it made me feel like a hot shot. Right after that, my little, girly voice that everybody laughed at started to crack, and then gradually got deeper. I always liked girls but all of a sudden I started to look at them different. I started to get nervous around them, which wasn’t cool because my sweat glands were in fifth gear. All the girls that used to be taller than me and then I started to grow. I sort of looked at it like they were shrinking, because I was certain I wasn’t growing. I was afraid I would be a little shrimp all my life. Then it was like someone was taking a helium tank, plugging it in to my feet, ears, and nose, and blowing them up like a balloon. You don’t know how many times I heard, “Don’t worry, you will grow in to your features.” My big feet and rapid growth made me clumsy, so I had to try my best to hide that by playing the only sport were clumsiness doesn’t matter: tetherball. I don’t even know if you can consider that a sport. I don’t know what it would be like going through adolescence as a female, but I can imagine the rapid growth of the bust and starting your menstrual cycle would be rather embarrassing!

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