“The mind is like a parachute, it doesn’t work if it isn’t open.” –Frank Zappa
If I were to describe my mind, I would like to imagine it as a parachute. I would like to say it’s open, tough and functional, but that’s not how it always is. Typically it’s a pain, full of air and always has strings attached. Some times it doesn’t work and leaves me plummeting towards earth, but eventually I stop falling and can ground myself once more.
When I was younger, I was seen as “too nice” and a “push-over” because I would let anyone basically do anything no matter how bad it made me feel. At present, I am a confident woman who is always working on loving herself no matter what others opinions are of her. I am teaching myself that I am who I am and I am okay with that. I am so much more happier now that I am out of high school and away from the drama.
As a piece of advice, let me tell you that high school is only a mere second of your life. Those people calling you a bitch because you stand up for the person that they’re bullying, or because you are standing up for yourself won’t matter after you walk across that stage with your diploma in hand. So, be the baddest bitch you can be and always stand up for what is right. No one can take your confidence away if you don’t let them. A ship only sinks once the water fills it, so replace your boards, patch up the holes and be the strongest you that you can be.