Growing up, I guess you could say I was one of those typical Asian kids. I could say I had a pretty hard childhood. In elementary school, I was so self conscious from getting bullied in pre-school, that I was mean. I was mean so I couldn’t get hurt. I know this might sound stupid. I know there are people out there, alone, who went through harder times than me. Even getting into middle school. I began to realize due to the influence of the people around me, that something’s it’s not all about looks. Those people who base you just on that are cruel and shallow. You don’t have to become one of those people. I wanted to change. It wasn’t easy. Every time, someone would say my name, I would get paranoid and wonder if they were making fun of me. Even the compliments seemed so fake and deliberate. After sometime, I guess I kind of got used to it. The paranoid feeling, the negative attitude. You can’t change in one day, but you can start today. Everything’s different for everyone, but that doesn’t make you any less different then them. You’re just as beautiful, smart, funny, cute, adorable, whatever. You’re you and that’s who you are, you can change, but don’t let ANYONE tell you, you have to change. Change because you want to improve yourself. Not because you want to impress others, And don’t let ANYONE (boy or girl) hold you down, from being who you are, who you can become, and who you were meant to be.