Humans of Lee: Up Close and Personal with Kayla Idlett

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Transitioning schools can be a hard thing to do for some students, with the idea of making new friends, getting used to new teachers, different schedules, and even where you’re going to sit at lunch. This is one of the things that most people don’t know about Kayla Idlett (10).

Idlett explains how moving from Tallahassee, Florida wasn’t really a challenge for her, “I’ve always been the type of person to adjust, plus when I was younger I moved schools a few times. I went to a private school before, and I hated it, the uniforms, schedule, and it made me realize that public schools could be worse. Cause the private school was the worse!” Idlett (10) said.

Coming from a house of seven, two brothers, and two sisters, Idlett (10) being the middle child, transitioning to being the only child when she decided to move to Leesburg, Georgia. There are many talents Idlett does not share with many only because it’s in the past. “When people look at me today, they could never see me playing sports. But a few years ago I stopped playing sports, I played soccer, softball, gymnastics, cheer, dance, and even swim. Although, I don’t do any of that anymore, I still have a little kick in my system!” Idlett (10) said.

When in the midst of transitioning and getting used to a new life, most students have a hard time, especially if that child had no choice. Maybe by military, or simply because their family moved houses. But for Idlett (10), her situation is different, she has lived with her mom and siblings all her life in Florida, now it’s just her and her dad here in Leesburg.

“I used to get bashed about just up and leaving my mom and siblings, but I don’t really like getting into detail as to why I made this decision. It was hard, but I had to do what was best for me.” Idlett (10) said. Idlett (10) now finds herself enjoying poetry, writing about her journey has helped her get through the ride.

“No matter how people may think of me about my decision leaving my mom and siblings, I advise everyone to do what makes them happy. Your time is coming.” Idlett (10) said.      

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