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Don't Change Who You Are

February 8, 2013
By MyLoveForSoccer21 BRONZE, La Mirada, California
MyLoveForSoccer21 BRONZE, La Mirada, California
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Favorite Quote:
Never let them clip your wings

I laugh at any chance I can get.
Because I can.
I'm seen as a silly, goofy, clumsy girl, who isn't afraid to do the the things I love.
I am one of those girls who is very athletic and competitive.
Football, name it.
I'm known as the girl who plays football, yes, how strange...
A tomboy, in 8th grade...
But I honestly don't care.
Some can say I'm weird or crazy.
And I know I am.
But lately, I have been so emotional.
Over small reasons.
Comments that hurt.
Sure I can talk.
But when it comes to the action I fall apart.
I lost a lot when I was younger. When I was ten, four years ago. My beautiful cousin, Corissa, passed away in the middle of the night at the age of 21.
I didn't understand then.
I understand now.
It feels like she isn't gone.
As if I could call her right now and talk for hours, but I can't.
I took my family for granted.
So now I cry so much.
Because I didn't cry enough for my cousin.
All I want is people to know I am this way because God wanted me this way.
I am not ashamed.
I am forever grateful.
I will live life just the way I am, and if I don't I will just be fake.
Don't be afraid of who you are.

The author's comments:
One day, I felt as if the weight of the world was so heavy on my shoulders. That who I am, wasn't good enough. And then I realized, there is nothing wrong with who I am.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Feb. 19 2013 at 12:32 pm
SSSplatters PLATINUM, Plainview, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"What does not kill you makes you stronger!" or
"Your only limits are the ones you set on yourself" Love doesn't bring happiness, happiness can just happens to be found easier where there is love-- Sam

You are awesome girl you take out the cousin and you get the story of my life; you are an amazing writer.  Thanks for publishing this.

Jereeka said...
on Feb. 19 2013 at 6:52 am
Jereeka, Barrigada, Other
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Your are brave and strong,