I Am My Friend Star Essay

797 Words Aug 31st, 2016 4 Pages
When I was 10 years old I was just an ordinary little girl who loved to climb trees, play with cars, play soccer, and pretend to be a lawyer or a doctor. I was pretty much a happy, innocent child whose life was surrounded by play. However, at the age 11 there was an important transition in my life– I entered middle school. By this time, I stopped playing with cars and stopped pretending to be a doctor or a lawyer. I was now focused on something else, my identity.
Growing up, I had trouble fitting in. Sure, I had my best friend Star in Elementary school and in middle school, I had like eight best friends, but I still felt incomplete. I felt as if there was something missing as if like I was at the wrong place and at the wrong time. In less than a year, many things had changed in my life, I was now at a new school that made me feel uncomfortable, nervous, and different. I still remember my first few weeks in middle school, feeling hundreds of eyes on me, as if they were telling me that I didn’t belong there. Therefore, I wanted to be a “good” different, I wanted to be like everyone else, like all the “pretty girls” in 7th and 8th grade. Thus, my dream at age 11 was to be popular, I wanted to be pretty, skinny and of course I wanted a boyfriend. In order for me to reach my dream I decided to get on a diet so, my breakfast, lunch and dinner was just cereal. I also started using the internet and magazines to learn more about outfit ideas and makeup. Despite the struggles I…

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