Life is interesting. There are many things that I wish I had read, done, knew about when I was younger. Yet, despite all that, I don’t regret the things and thoughts that I had. If I had stumbled upon a site like this I think for sure I would have benefitted, yet I also think that the thoughts I had lead me to being the person I am today. And today, I’m pretty badass.
I wish I had known that middle school sucks for everyone. Body image is just that, how we see our own bodies, so embrace your curves – they be kickin. Grades are important but they don’t determine your smarts or your capabilities. Your family is your family. They do not define you nor do you define them. Boys are boys, you’ll find a good one. There is so much world out there waiting to be discovered by you for you, it’s scary but that’s not a reason to not go.
You are enough. Just as you are. So embrace life. Embrace the big moments and the little ones. Embrace the curves and the failed trivia questions. Embrace the odd stares when you stand up for what is right. Embrace the music and dance like you feel and not like you think. Embrace the dog kisses and the dirty shoes. You know who you are, so take a breath and feel proud of who you are.
Cheers to the good and bad moments – they are worth it.