Kennedy sat at her usual table in the cafeteria, scooping tasteless food into her mouth. Someone sat near her at the same table, and she looked up to meet familiar eyes.

“Hey, Ken.” He smiled, sliding his platter of food across the table to sit before him.

Suddenly, Kennedy’s mind fogged… she couldn’t remember her best friend’s name. “Uh… hi… um…” She coudln’t explain the butterflies swimming about in her stomach. “Br… uh… Bri…”

“Brian? You okay? It was almost like you forgot my name there for a second.” The boy laughed, and the girl smiled apologetically.

This short story shows you what many girls (and boys) go through… they suddenly get those fluttery feelings in their stomachs. It is called growing up… or, puberty. It is when a girl goes from one day playing around with and goofing off with a  boy, to the next day, hardly being able to talk to them.

Every single person goes through this phase in their life, and sometimes it is completely confusing… trust me, I’ve been through it myself.

Ways to handle abruptly realizing that your best friend is kinda “cute” are:

  1. Try to be normal around the person… I have noticed that a lot of girls (even in myself) tend to become giggly and/or awkward. Just be yourself!
  2. Don’t spend every minute of your waking hour thinking about this new feeling, but spending your time with more important things in your life.
  3. Talk with your parents… they know exactly how you feel, because believe it or not, they have gone through the same exact things.

I hope you guys have found help in this, and please comment your thoughts in the comment section;)

-Brooke

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5 thoughts on “That “Fluttery” Feeling

  1. Even though puberty was a few years ago for me now (cough, cough), your post brought me back to all of those confusing, awkward feelings from that time. It can be overwhelming but I think your advice is spot-on: it’s easy to let your thoughts about relationships completely take over, but it’s honestly more important to stay true to yourself and figure out how to be comfortable being your own person. It’s the honest-to-goodness best way to get someone to like you back, anyway. 🙂

    I was also really fortunate to have extremely open, honest and loving parents who were willing to talk me through pretty much anything. Most parents really do want to know what’s going on with you, and they’ll be happy that you gave them the opportunity to be supportive.

    What a lovely idea for a blog, Anne and Brooke. It’s nice to meet you both and I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts in the future. All the best for 2017!

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  2. Definitely believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason appeared to be on the web the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get irked while people think about worries that they just do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people could take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

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