I have this vision of you crying in the cafeteria because life seemed to be going so well and it was all about to change as you headed off to high school, seriously you must have been having a really emotional day because that was ridiculous! I get it, change is scary, but sometimes staying in your comfort zone is way worse! All change is not bad, high school and college they will be so much fun! Life outside of 8th grade (or whatever change you are struggling with) is exciting! Sure you will have different friends (I don't know that you talk to any of the people from that 8th grade lunch table any more) but the important ones they are still there! Change is inevitable learn to get excited about it! Order something new at a restaurant every once in a while, it's worth it.
Don't be too consumed with the way things were to miss out on what's going to be!
sometimes-I still-struggle-with-change-but-I-would-never-cry-about-leaving-middle-school Ashlee