I was thin as a rail (read: 70lbs!) during my growing up years. Not to mention, super dusky too! Haha! My classmates way back in elementary would always tease me because of these qualities. To their defense, they never bullied me or anything (thanks to my Granny who was always to the rescue), but somehow it made me feel like I was the 'Ugly Duckling'. I was putting up a brave front, but deep inside I was feeling soooo inferior. It never got to the point where I would cry because of their incessant teasings, instead, it proved as a challenge for me to be at my best! What I lacked in the 'visual department', I more than made up for in matters of the intellect! *wicked smile*
I studied real hard and got good grades in school. I was Valedictorian during my Elementary years and Salutatorian in Highschool. I joined several quizbees (spelling bees mostly! Haha! and math too) and even went as far as running for the Student Council (I won as far as I recall). I earned the respect of my teachers and classmates. The teasing stopped (okay, it did not totally stop but it lessened. LOL), and people were starting to notice me beyond my physical attributes (
I was starting to gain people's attention and I slowly became a part of the 'IN' crowd (naks)! I started joining not only academic activities but extra-curricular ones too. I joined the dance club. Yes, "Stars" and "Foolish Heart" were among our hit moves back then. Haha! I don't know when or how it actually started, but I was slowly coming out of my shell.
From Drab to Fab!
Looking back at this photo 16 years later brings a smile (okay, to be honest, I laughed out loud...and yes, you can laugh too if you want!) to my face. It takes me back to those years when I was feeling lanky and gawky and ugly as a toad. It brought me back to the times when I would hide under my Granny's skirt out of embarassment or shame or fear. I am happy to say that I have evolved into a wonderful woman (oh yessssss, I can definitely say that now) - matured, charming, smart and confident. I have finally come to terms with myself. I have come to realize that to be able to radiate beauty, you have to feel beautiful inside. To be able to make people love you, you have to love yourself first. Yes, beauty is more than skin-deep.
But of course, you can't just rely on faith, hardwork and self-love. Thanks to GlutaMax, it helps me look fresh and feel good all day, every day! :)
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