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This One's For The Girls.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

"She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful for the way she thought. She was beautiful for that sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful for her ability to make other people smile even when she was sad. No, she wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul."

For so many of us, our body image has become what defines our self worth. Although I to pride myself on the weight I have lost and the amount of effort I have put into that, I am slowly learning that this is not the most important piece of me. I have spent the last year being too proud of the weight and inches I had shed, and not proud enough of the other things I have succeeded in.

I am a high school graduate. Who graduated with a 4.0, belonged to the National Honors Society and who scored a 28 on her ACT's without studying.
I am a survivor of depression. I have survived multiple suicide attempts. I am a proud wearer of the scars of my past. And I continue to fight for myself and others who have to struggle with this terrible disorder
I am a college student. Who was accepted into a private liberal arts college, and will be graduating a year early.
I will be a graduate student. Because of the hard work I put in during high school and my undergraduate career, I will be graduating with a masters degree at the age of 23.
I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a granddaughter/niece/cousin/etc
. I am someone who prides myself on having a close relationship with my immediate and extended family.
I am a friend and I am a girlfriend. I have been graced with the amazing support systems of my friends and boyfriend, not only because of the wonderful hearts they posses, but also because of the caring and loving heart I posses.

and that is something every girl in today's society needs to be reminded of.
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    This is powerful, and I feel really happy to have read it. Inspirational.

    This is the type of entry that I'm going to save and share with my girls as they grow older. Good for you, amazing, and thanks.
    1782 days ago
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