Being born 10 pounds, I continued to be a chubby kid in my childhood but the fact that I was never crossed my mind until that doctor’s visit. No one had ever pointed it out to me before in such a negative way and it really hit me hard. I became desperate and even a bit obsessed with trying to get rid of the pounds.
Something clicked in me when I finally woke up and realized that I am one of one. A rare and bomb combination of heart, beauty, and brains with a voice that mattered. Now I am learning that it matters on an even bigger scale than I imagined so it’s exciting to see everything coming even more full circle.
I embraced each situation I was given and opened my mind to be taken on the journey because I knew no matter what, I would be molded into who I am meant to be anyways. Most importantly, I always do my part. I put in the work.
I know it sounds and feels like it’s been forever but the longer you’re in there, the better. When you finally burst out of it, you’ll be glowing up all by yourself from all the growth and confidence you radiant. That’s what makes you beautiful while others may be fading out.
It isn’t linear by any means but it’s real and it’s progress. Regardless my circumstance, I find myself and I stay true to her.