I’ve been spending a lot of time reflecting on this last school year, my daughter’s first official year in middle school, while thinking about the year that lies ahead. Sixth grade is kind of a big deal. I’m still freaking out over that myself. We’re going to sixth grade!
There are some things I want to tell my daughter, even at the risk of her rolling her eyes whilst saying “moooom” or me turning into a puddle of tears. Knowing that I will only be able to hold her attention for so long, I’m starting with 10 things.
And so, for my dear daughter, here are some lessons I hope you learn during the upcoming school year. (Truth be told, I’ll be learning some of these myself, right along side you.)
1. There’s so much more to you than you even know
Right now at this moment there are things that you love to do and areas in which you excel. There are things that we know without a doubt are your gifts. But these gifts aren’t the only gifts you possess. They aren’t the only gifts meant to be shared with the world. We all have gifts and many of them lay dormant inside of us waiting to be found. I hope that you continue to discover your gifts and that you use them once you do. I hope that you choose to surround yourself with people who will not only help you see your gifts but champion you as you unwrap them. I hope you will do the same for them. Sometimes it will be exciting, scary or even both, but our gifts are meant to be used, shared and celebrated.
Read 10 Lessons I Hope My Daughter Learns This School Year at mom.me.