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Journal Entry: Tue Jul 19, 2016, 4:47 AM
Dear Me, 
Right about now, you, my 13-year old self, is most likely sobbing in a corner at school. Again. Because the mean kids in class wouldn't stop bullying you again, because the mean kids won't accept you for who you are. Or maybe right now you are talking really bad behind a friends back so you can come across as "cool" and score some "cool-points" with the same mean kids that will bully you just the same tomorrow. I know it seems endless, and maybe it is. But I also know this; you will get through this. And you can get through this. Trust me, I know. 
The best thing you can do right now is to just stop sobbing, hold your head up high and face the world, even if that world doesn't want to face you. Don't go buying that dumb, expensive t-shirt that all the popular kids have, and most importantly: don't try to be something, or someone, you're not. Because I know now that you are not like them. You are not mean. You do not "hate" people because they are different. You know why? Because you are different. And you will always be. And yes, some people will look at you weird for that, but the people that really matter will embrace you with wide open arms, because they love you and they care about you. 
I want you to know that you are far too concerned with what others think of you. These people, that do not know you, judge you and their opinions are not valid. Sometimes, it's like becoming what you want others to see you as has become more important than being who you really are. 
Being different is not a bad thing. It's a good thing. We live in a society where people are telling us what we are supposed to wear, how we are supposed to act and what we are supposed to do. But.. you're not supposed to do anything. Don't let those opinions and expectations bring you down.
You are strong, and you are kind. Those are traits that will help you most in this world. Show some kindness to that mean kid, because who knows, maybe it'll rub off on them. 

You're you. Own it.

Love,
Me. 

Love,
Me.
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Realmwright Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't know of anyone that couldn't relate to this. Everyone struggles to find out who they are, some people never really figure it out - but those teenage years are by far the worst. I know that I wouldn't go through it again if you paid me....well, maybe if you paid me a LOT (and if I didn't have to learn all those life lessons again).
There are no do-overs or cheat codes for high school.
You nailed the advice in this! Don't worry about being "cool" or "normal." Just be you. Let your freak flag fly! Better yet, find other freaks like you and fly your flags together - THAT is the benefit of social media, you can connect with people who have shared interests.
Tell the bullies "I'm brave enough to be who I am. Are you?"
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018   Photographer
Thank you for your kind words :heart: 

I am glad to hear it meant something to you.
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The-Orange-Panda Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Student Writer
Gorgeous.
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017   Photographer
Thank you!
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RainbowGlambert Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017
This reminds me of the Christina Grimmie video
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CelineDGD Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
Beautiful!
(If you ever need help, don't hesitate to hit us up at the ConstellationofHelp and Happy-Squad . We'll try our best to help you. :heart: )
Also, Happy Valentine's Day! :heart:
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017   Photographer
Thank you!
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CelineDGD Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
You're very welcome lovely! :heart:
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Marzi17 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is truly beautiful - it resonates with me :)
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016   Photographer
Thank you!
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Marzi17 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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wolfsbane6 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016
Excellent read, well written! Strikes a cord with me ....... disturbing subject and all too common. Well done!
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016   Photographer
Thank you!
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wolfsbane6 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
You're welcome!
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lemgras330 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful Monique! :heart:

I'm glad you've grown into the strong woman that you are! :iconsweethugplz:
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016   Photographer
Thank you dear Cher :heart: :huggle:
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lemgras330 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:tighthug:
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botsu1x Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing and we'll said, great job.
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016   Photographer
Thank you!
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Mocris Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016   Photographer
:heart:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016   Photographer
Emote Cuddle Love 
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hasbiredha Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope everyone can understand each other that we are different~thanks yuukon
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016   Photographer
I hope so too!
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Anonimues Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016
You do not "hate" people because they are different. You know why? Because you are different.
Show some kindness to that mean kid, because who knows, maybe it'll rub off on them.
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016   Photographer
:heart:
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Backgrounds4life Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
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I hope you don't mind! ^-^;;;
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016   Photographer
Looks good!
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hannibus42 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Student Writer
*sips hot coco*

Personally, if I could send a message back in time to my younger self. It would mainly contain all my research on time travel that led me to being able to do this in the first place. That way, my past self would have a head start and by now I'd basically be a Time Lord!
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Deunan-Hunt Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2016
I never went to school, I suppose that's a small but a bit cruel miracle for me.
Be yourself, be who you want to be and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. I kept repeating that in my head all over and over again, but it's hard. I'm shy, quiet and not 'normal', even my elder brother says so, it hurts... badly. So much so that I'm afraid to face the real world. The working world, the social world. I want to voice my opinions but afraid to do so and my words gets stuck at the back of my throat, it's frightfully frustrating. XD

Anyways, this is a very meaningful, well-written and heartfelt piece. Thank you for sharing, Yuukon! :) Hug 
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016   Photographer
Thank you for sharing, and your kind words dear! :huggle: 
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AnnaTheFoxBases Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so wonderfully writen ... and made me cry :')
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016   Photographer
Awww! Don't cry! :heart: 
Thank you!
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Andromeda-Icarus Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Student General Artist
|| This is so wonderful <33
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016   Photographer
Thank you :heart:
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majesticmojo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
i myself am struggling with this constant burden of pleasing others all the time...i felt really good to read that...thank u <3 
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016   Photographer
Oh sweetie, please don't do that! It won't make you happy :saddummy: 
Be you, and do what you like, and really, don't give a flying fuck about what others say! I quote: "You're you. Own it."
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majesticmojo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
thank you...i have been feeling down these days..feeling helpless to be exact..its tough you know not having friends..while u ,urself on the other hand care so much about everyones feelings :(..even when nobody gives shit about you
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016   Photographer
I unfortunately know the feeling. For me it helped to start caring about those that cared about me only. It's not an easy thing to do, it takes some time, but it will help you feel better.
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Yum98Yum Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I honestly love this.. Beautiful and well written... You don't need to be something or someone, just to be you. :heart: Nice work!!
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016   Photographer
Thank you! :heart:
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Yum98Yum Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome and thank you for the Liama!
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Darkwolfnekoro Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Extremely well written, it is just beautiful.
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016   Photographer
Thank you! :heart:
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Darkwolfnekoro Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^ 
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Paru-chinBaka Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016
Aaaah, so relatable.
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