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a new school year


School starts here on Thursday, my daughter is starting the 8th grade. I remember starting the 8th grade. It was so different for me, I was such a different person than she is, which is a very good thing. I was always one of the smarter students, but I wanted so very much to be one of the popular ones too, which made for some very poor decisions in my young life. I am so happy that my daughter is smarter than that. I am so happy that she is focused on her studies and people who she knows are her friends. I think that her time at Joseph Baldwin Academy (JBA) helped her so much. I know that she went through a hard time last year when she let her crush on a boy go bad. It was the first time I had to lay in bed and listen to my daughter cry her eyes out. Now after JBA she knows that it’s not all about boys and the popular girls. I know she will go through heart ache again someday, we all do, but at least she is going into a very pivotal year in her schooling with her eyes open to the future. I hope she stays on this path.


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