Rhyme's Diary: Starting Over

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School just started, and I already feel like it’s time to start a new chapter. How is that even possible? Only a few short days ago, I thought that I had everything figured out—that my problems were everyone else’s fault. Now, I’m starting to think that maybe I have some reconsidering to do, and it’s already time to start over.

First, there’s Wes. Well, I guess it’s kind of impossible to talk about Wes without Astrid, so there’s Wes and Astrid. I just couldn’t shake the thought of the two of them out of my head, and it was seriously driving me a little crazy. I mean, she just showed up out of nowhere, and she took over. My room, my friends, my sister, my crush… I’m not going to lie, I started to wish she had never showed up to Attaway. Even though I knew I shouldn’t be, I just felt jealous. Like Astrid had taken something from me that I never even knew I had.

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After I snapped at Wes in English class (well, more like snapped at his interpretation of The Great Gatsby), I knew something had to change. I mean, Wes is my crush and Astrid is family. I can’t be treating either of them like I don’t want them around. Plus, all the worrying and jealousy and negative energy was making me exhausted. And between AP English, Attaway Appeal, and trying to be a good friend to the Chicken Girls, I don’t have time to let bad vibes get me down.

So, I did the best thing I could think to do: I was honest. I told Astrid how I was feeling: a little envious of her closeness with my friends and family, and more than a little suspicious about her and Wes. And guess what? She was honest, too. She assured me there’s nothing going on between her and Wes, and that when it came to Harmony and the Chicken Girls, she was actually the jealous one. I don’t want to say it made me feel better to know Astrid was also feeling insecure, but it did make me feel less alone.

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So, what’s next in my honesty journey? Hopefully, giving advice to people other than myself in my new Hey Harmony column. Then, maybe I’ll get the courage to be honest with Wes and tell him how I really feel. Well, at first that would require knowing how I really feel…Wish me luck!


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