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  • I'm not really sure what to do. In February, I quit cheerleading and told my mom I hated it (I mostly didn't like it because none of the girls wanted to talk to me and they were all much younger than me). Now, I want to go back to cheerleading. My brother is going to start year-round swimming though, so I feel bad asking my mom to go back to cheerleading because it will cost so much money and also I said I hated cheerleading a while ago. If you have any advice for me, that'd be great. <3
    • I'm also nervous that if I go back to cheerleading and end up not liking it again that I will be wasting money.
      • I can very much relate to that. I wanted to try a sleepaway camp this summer but it was soooooo expensive so I opted out. But if you think it might be better if you had someone to talk to, you could see if any friends might want to try it.
    • I guess just ask. If she says no because you hated it, explain why you hated it. But you'll never get to start again if you don't ask.
      • ^^
  • Why does everyone have to grow up? I get that all my friends are going into sixth grade and are going through puberty and getting older but why does it have to go so quickly? And why do they have to act like they are teenagers and treat me like I'm a child because Im not dirty minded and inappropriate when I'm OLDER THEN THEM! I know it's selfish but I miss earlier in the year when people would bring their plushies to school and make them talk to each other and play games instead of sitting talking about gossip and crushes. I feel like I'm going through emotional changes slowler then all my other friends and I know next year I'm going to be separated from the few people who are on my level and stuck with a bunch of homophobic seventh graders talking about dating and swearing.
    • I’m the opposite because I’m the youngest :p I feel you
    • Ah man, I can relate to all of this. I've always been friends with people who seem to act as if they are mature *because* of that fact that they swear and date and say stupid, dirty stuff: just know that maturity most definitely doesn't stem from that sort of thing. There is absolutely nothing wrong with feeling nostalgic, because that stuff you described does really sound fun. It sucks when all the people around you grow out of something but you're not ready to leave it yet. :-/ I would recommend to keep searching for your group of people who still enjoy the same things as you. Keep in contact with those friends as much as possible, but also remember that it's great to branch out and try new things, but only if you're comfortable and ready for it. I'm sorry about the homophobic 7th graders as well. :P I've been there too. <3
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