#pubertychallenge 🤦🏻♀️ #mystory
Man i went through some serious identity crisis lol I came to America in 05 and back then i wasn’t in the “cool kids” club. Since i took ESL (English as a second language) classes, it was incredibly hard to make friends. Often they would make fun of me for not being able to speak English properly🤷🏻♀️😒 People can be so mean😒 So i thought If i had blue eyes, blond hair it would make it easier to meet new people! (i wanted to fit in) very badly. Then the older I get i started to care less and be ME🤷🏻♀️ I don’t mind speaking my own language around people (especially at the nail salon) 🙃and i damn sure don’t make fun of others for doing so. I decided to just Study hard so i could graduate earlier and get a full scholarship and i did just that☺️ while attended college, i volunteered at some ESL community events just to help the international students feeling more “welcome” (as i felt the complete opposite when i first got here). Despite having English as a second language, I got 2 scholarships while in college and high school and graduated in top 10%. Dont underestimate yourself or feel intimidated if you do not “fit in”, rather than using it as your fuel and motivation to rise above💪🏽 Hard work > Luck.
All this talk of puberty and the difference between ten years has got me thinking a lot. I use to define a lot of my life around my looks/ condition. But now I focus more of my life on experiences and relationships, rather then superficial stuff that doesn’t matter. That kid maybe smiling but he was very sad. If I could go back in time, I would tell him everything was going to be ok. Plus you look sick with a beard! Go to comedy shows, do what makes you happy, and ring mum more.
Imagine... it’s 2009 you’ve just finished school and grabbed a can of monster and ran home to jump on MW2 because you’ve got to prestige before your mates do.
Your micronutrient intake ceases to exist. You switch on your desktop computer and continue poking people on Facebook as this is what human interaction is to you. You then begin to restock your school bag with cans of coke and kit-kats to sell at school tomorrow for 50p each... life is good——————————————————————
As I was such a gremlin you can have a trio of #10yearchallenge enjoy 🙄 #transformationtuesday