Mentor Tasks-Rehana

Once upon a time, I had this friend in middle school and it was a nightmare! I was in the 6th grade and it was the first day of school, I was nervous to meet new people and make new friends. but I came across a girl who seemed genuinely wonderful. we talked about our lives like what have we done in the past and what we plan to do in the future. we also talked about what we have in common with each other. When we had classes together and hung out at lunch, sometimes even outside we would always make each other laugh. but as time went by even years I started to notice some odd behavior from her. she would always constantly talk bad about me and bring me down or when someone compliant me she would often disagree with them. At first, I thought she was just joking because we were friends but it got serious. she will say stuff like “You will never get anywhere in life or your nothing without me or I’m better than you at this”. It’d started to bother me and I didn’t know what I wanted to be in the future.

She would always compete with me and compare me to other people as well. From that quote, I was lacking self-confidence, I didn’t do well in school, I would always fail a test, I couldn’t talk to people well and I didn’t eat well. After we graduated from middle school I cut ties with her during the summer. after I completely cut ties with her I realized that I was following the wrong crowd and that my old friend was just an angry person that had suffered a past trauma. and eventually, I turned all that around and I was heading in the right direction of my life by having hanging out with good people and staying in my own lane. I’m very optimistic about the future now.