Dear GZ Advisor,
I’m graduating from 8th grade next month. All my friends are so excited to get out of middle school and go to high school, except me. I’m dreading it because of the gym class. We have gym 3 times a week and we have to take showers in the locker room. I’m so nervous because I have a huge ugly brown birthmark on my stomach that I was born with. I can usually hide it, but I’m afraid I won’t be able to! I know some of the girls in my class will make rude comments. I’ve begged my Mom to just let me be homeschooled, but she won’t. Please help!!!!
I’m sorry you’re stressing you out so much and you’re not excited about high school. This should be a time to celebrate! Think of all your hard work, accomplishments and moving on to a fun, new chapter in your life! And this birthmark is getting in the way of all that. Let me ask you a question.
What are some of your favorite things about yourself? Make a list! Here’s an example of mine.