Mia Lourdes


 Growing up, I always wanted to be that one popular kid. The one everyone goes too and the one everyone thinks is great, ya’know what I mean? I wanted to be that one amazing girl. I thought, to be that amazing person… I thought I had to be that size 2, amazing body, perfect face, and that imperfection was unacceptable by today’s society.

I thought I was a loser, why? I was none of those things above. I’m not a size 2, heck, I don’t even know what size I am. The perfect face I thought of… was nothing but a girl wearing a shit ton of make up. I grew up imperfect but coming to realize this, I am perfect just the way I am. Today, I look back at what I thought was the “perfectly popular kid,” and I think… Wow. Mia, you’re dumb.

Mia, you’re fucking unbelievably amazing.

It’s okay to be who you are. It’s okay to like the things you like even though people might see it as weird. It’s okay, bro. It’ll always be okay in the end. The world is changing everyday. The world is more accepting now. It’s okay.

I recently read a quote, unsure of the sources, but…

“The whole thing about being different is seeing the vision for yourself and then surrounding yourself with people who that vision with you.”
– Unknown.

We grow up in a society where being different is considered “weird.” It shouldn’t be that way. We should all be accepted for what we do with our lives and how we live them.

I’m different and I love who I am. I’m in love, I have great friends who support me, and I’m living my life to the fullest each day. I no longer have to worry about being that “perfect popular kid.”

Don’t be afraid to be different.