I have been there. I am there. Totally contemplating how I am going to be as good as “that” girl or “that” couple. I have struggled with this for YEARS. Years, I tell you. I have no advice for fitting in. NONE. I am definitely here to tell you how to fit OUT? Is that even a saying? Whatever, who cares. I struggled with fitting in throughout high school and still do. I had a few good “friends”but definitely only one or two true ones that would stick with me till the end. High school…I will tell you it is hard to make friends and fit in. I am pretty sure my senior year of high school, I hung out at my house most the time. It was hard. It gets harder everyday for me as well as I see these young girls with the same problem. This is for you girls feeling like nothing you do will help you fit in. IT WON’T! I learned that the hard way. I can tell you I have bought the expensive clothes, I have been ugly to people I didn’t want to be ugly to just to “fit in,” and I have done stupid things just to TRY and fit in that didn’t help me at all. Nothing you can or will do will make someone like you. Let me be the first to tell you it didn’t help me fit in nor did it make me feel like the person I should strive to feel like. Why do others feel like they have to put you down? It is because they aren’t happy with themselves, most definitely. And I get it, we have all done it, which makes sense because at some point in life at some time we were all unhappy with ourselves. I never shared a lot of my struggles in high school. However, here I am pouring out my heart for that girl that needs this. In high school, I promise you I always thought someone was talking ugly about me, or left me out on purpose, or blah blah. You are probably thinking that this is normal for a high school girl, but it didn’t feel normal, I felt like such an outcast. I never felt accepted but that wasn’t anyones fault except my own. I didn’t accept myself and it took me a long time to learn to accept myself. I never talked much in high school at least, not as much as I do now.. I was so scared that people would judge me. It’s honestly the one thing that makes me not miss high school. Thank you ANXIETY, I sure do love you. I still am this way sometimes. I constantly worry about what others think but everyday, I overcome it little by little. I seriously posted a picture the other day, and nit picked myself to the point I almost deleted it… wow. How can someone want to be a lifestyle blogger & not like herself? I am still working on this everyday but for the girl that is just like me, you are not alone. Obviously I don’t have all the answers on how to be yourself, but one thing for sure, I am trying and I have never felt so good since I started this blog. I don’t know the answers & I don’t know how to become what society wants me to become, but I can promise you everyday if you strive to be a better YOU, you will feel more confident, more beautiful, and more happy…2 weeks ago I started going back to the gym, obviously I haven’t had a tremendous weight loss transformation or anything like that within two weeks but I have never felt so happy and confident. I may not be where society wants me to be in my fitness, finances, or anything for that matter…but I am deff where I need to be. Basically my point of writing this is to tell you, NO matter what you do, what you say, what you wear, YOU will never be what everyone wants you to be. But that is totally okay! You don’t need to be anyone but the person God intended you to be.