For some reason I felt like comparing these two photos together.
Left: Was taken on my 18th Birthday weighing 147.5kg
Right: 20 years old; was taken on the 3rd of July, 2014 - Mum insisted taking a photo of my cat and I as we were all ready to make the move to my fiance’s two hours away.
Holy crap! check out the difference. I am more then half the size comparing myself to the photo on the left.
I used to love that polo shirt I was wearing I don’t know why but probably because it was the only shirt that fit me properly. The girl in the left photo wasn’t happy, she was severely depressed and hated her life. She dropped out of school because the bullying got way too much and even when she dropped out of school the bullying continued at my house. When no one else was home they would yell things at my window and leave terrible notes. I developed a binge eating disorder as well as severe social anxiety and refused to leave the house which I rarely did no matter how many times someone made me.. at times I gave in and left the house but I always had severe panic attacks. One day, something switched and I woke up and saw myself in the mirror for who I really was. I saw this fat girl in the mirror with sad eyes, someone who had no hope for her life and I wanted to change and that’s what I did. I slowly started making positive changes in my life, slowly cutting out junk food, switching soft drink for water, getting more exercise in my day and in the long run small changes turned into a massive change.
The girl on the right is happier then ever, she is engaged, just moved out of home that was full of triggers, is healthy and still working on to better herself.
Snowflakes are actually the perfect metaphor for people. Each one IS unique, but we all have the same structure and are pretty similar in spite of our differences. And really, with as many around as there is, aint no one gonna notice your differences unless they care enough to look closely.
Also people are also similar to snowflakes in that it is difficult to drive when there are too many of them piled up on the road.
"Too many young girls don’t know how to act when someone’s being inappropriate with them. They giggle or they try to brush it off. Don’t do that. Tell them to go fuck themselves - be a bitch. If someone’s being disrespectful to you, be disrespectful right back. Show them the same amount of respect that they show you."