Dear Middle School Helena,
I’m going to just get this out of the way right now. Middle School is awful. Everyone (nearly everyone) is hitting puberty and hormones are shooting out all over this school in ways that are probably best left not thought about. I’m Future Amazing Helena, and I am here to tell you a few things I wish someone had told you then.
You are incredibly bright and talented. You are special and gifted; even if you mother keeps telling you that you don’t belong in a gifted program.