Damian M.

You're Not The Only One

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What years were you in middle school (7th- 8th grade)?

My mother, Melodye Wilde, was in middle school from the year 1984 to the year 1996

what kinds of music, movies, and fashions were popular at the time

"The bands and singers (top 5) that produced popular music back then were 1. Ace Of Base, 2. All-4-One, 3. Boyz 2 Men, 4. Celine Dion, and 5. Mariah Carey."

"Popular movies (top 5) back then were 1. The Lion King, 2.Forrest Gump, 3. True Lies, 4. The Mask, and 5. Speed."

"Popular fashions (for women) back then were floral maxi dresses, turtleneck shirts, lace blouses, Gypsy tops, and tie dye T shirts."

what were your favorite activities in middle school? what were your hobbies and interests?

Some of my mom's favorite activities, hobbies, and interests were hanging out with friends, and sports.

what job/interests/activities do you have now? is there a connection between what you liked back then and what you like now?

M y mom is an insurance agent and she helps my football team and league. There is no connection to her being an insurance agent, but there is a connection to her helping with football.

what was the best part about being in middle school?

"Getting ready for high school."

what was the worst part of being in middle school?

"The emotional challenges that had risen at that age."

how would you describe your middle school self?

"I'd describe my middle school self as outgoing, popular, active, and energetic."

what advice about growing up would you give to kids my age?

"The only thing you should take seriously is school, but our emotions are a huge part of who we are at this time and age."

if you could go back in time and go through middle school again, would you?

"No I would not like to go back."

how did you feel then, compared to how you feel now?

"The maturity changes as you grow up, leaving yourself to take on more responsibility."