You Can Only Be Yourself

I was bullied in school. It started out as little kindergarten stuff and as I got older, the meaner the insults got and it wasn’t fun. One of them was that I was weird.

At first that hurt my feelings. I’ve always felt out of place since I look different and to have other people tell you, you were weird when you already felt like a loser, just didn’t feel good.

But by the time I was in fourth grade, something changed. I don’t know what, but I just started embracing my weirdness. Now don’t mistake that for me getting confidence. I still need that. But somehow fourth grade me decided being called weird wasn’t an insult anymore.

Why? Because it was true. And these are just some of the reasons why.

I’m weird because of my red hair. Not a lot of people have it and it’s different. Different doesn’t always mean weird, but when I’m the one being called different, it’s the same thing.

Another reason I’m weird is because I am insanely over emotional. Okay, that’s an exaggeration, but I do care about people a lot. I’m always looking to be a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, anything. It’s always been apart of my nature to help others and while helping others isn’t weird, it’s weird how much I’ve always cared, if that makes sense.

And to not make this too long, the last weird thing about me I’ll share is my lazy eye. My left eye has been lazy since birth, tried 2 surgeries to fix it and it never worked. But that’s a completely different blog.

This blog is to help you embrace your weirdness too. It’s okay. It’s not an insult. It just means you’re different and who wants to be the same? So tell me some of your “weird” qualities and just love them. Till next time!