To my daughter who is starting high school,

Donnabeth Aniban
2 min readAug 11, 2023
Photo by Tim Davies on Unsplash

Mommy I’m scared to start High School. They are all smart.” You told me over a meal. I forgot how I answered if I answered you at all. Yes, they may all be smart, but so are you. They might also be scared like you. And you know what? I am scared too.

It’s okay to be scared. Feel the fear, but face it anyway. Soon enough that fear will turn into joy and excitement. Then it will appear…

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Donnabeth Aniban

Mom since 2011. Filipino. Former nurse and teacher. Writer, entrepreneur, and law student atm.