All my life I was underweight. On a daily basis I was called anorexic, boney, etc. People would constantly make jokes about my weight and figure.
I'm sorry. This is the last year we have together.
In addition to being criticized at school, this happened at home too. Every conversation I had with my family would members would end up with them saying something about my weight. My parents would even take me to the doctor because of this and they said I was fine, Even when I told people this the names would keep going.
Then, I met these two girls, they became my best friends. They would stand up for me no matter what and we would be with each other all the time. This was a great period of time in my life and I was starting to be happy. They changed my life.
Good things don't last forever. Right when I was starting to be happy I found out they had to move. I was heartbroken. They moved all the way to Iowa and we didn't have the money to see them. People come and go and I learned that the hard way. This event was significant because it taught me not to get too attached to people because in the end you're going to be disappointed.
Me acting sad constantly wasn't going do anything, so I acted positive. People liked this. I made another best friend and a year ago I found out she was suicidal. I did everything I could to help her. It was another sad time of my life but I tried to be positive because I never wanted her to get sad. It was hard to be positive because I found out my cousin committed suicide and my entire family hid it from me and my sister. While I was trying to help my best friend I also wanted to check up on my cousin.
In the end all you have is yourself so I learned to love myself and little by little I gained confidence. Be happy or at least pretend to be happy because nobody is going to like you if you are negative. I learned how to handle things better and be positive for others because they can be going through things too and just by being positive you are making their days a little better. Everyone deserves happiness no matter what.