I’ve always been that person who tries to befriend the new person in my grade. It’s one of my flaws. I know, I know, to most people, it’s a wonderful personality trait and should be celebrated. To me, however, it’s not. I’ve had too many people drift away because they’ve found “cooler” or “better” friends, and consequently ditch me.
I try to brush it off and put up a brave face, but truthfully? It hurts.
It hurts to have someone I hung out with for months to not want to talk to me in the hallway. Or always say “I can’t” or “I’m busy” when I ask them to hang out.
I know it happens and life’s not fair and it doesn’t always go my way, but this has happened so many times when I was a preteen and a teenager. i also realized that if I hadn’t been so outgoing and so forward, I could have saved myself from feeling so betrayed.