Kristen Acruz: My Story

Back then, I had so much self confidence in myself. But because of bullying, that self confidence went away. I used to know how to fight back, and how to defend myself. 

Just a few months ago, I was told that I should go die and kill myself. This wasn't the first time this happened to me. It's happened on the internet, and verbally from on of my team mates in my school's color guard team. Of course, this affected me very much, and it came to the point where I would shut everyone out. I wouldn't answer my text messages, and I wouldn't be social with anyone. I would stay in the library and study, instead of eating lunch with my friends, like I usually do. 

Also, I would get bullied for liking my favorite artists such as One Direction. People would make fun of the collage I made for my binder, and they would call me stupid, and that I don't know real music. No one knew that one simple song that they sang, saved me from hurting myself.

"You never loved yourself half as much as I love you. And you never treat yourself right, darling, but I want you to. If i let you know I'm here for you, then maybe you'll love yourself like I love you." -Little Things by One Direction. 

That simple line changed my ways of thinking about myself. 

Because of them, I was able to see myself differently, and finally see that I'm beautiful, just the way I am.

Whenever people made fun of me because of it, I would break down inside, knowing that they saved me from treating myself wrong. 

I made it through these obstacles because I had the right friends, and a supportive family. Most importantly, I opened my heart to God, and he revealed so many good things about me that I haven't seen before. I am proud to say that "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13. 

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