Posted October 14, 2019 12:32:49 When I was in elementary school, my brother and I decided to go to a pageant.
We wanted to see who was the prettiest twin, and we went to see the contestants.
They were amazing.
They looked just like me, but with the extra hair and makeup.
I wanted to wear them.
We went back to my house, and I was looking at all the girls and thinking, I want to be like them.
And so I thought, “Why not?”
So I just tried to imitate them, like I did with my twin brother.
I thought I was going to be so beautiful.
And I was like, “No, I’m not!”
So, when I saw all the contestants, I was just so overwhelmed that I just wanted to go home.
I was trying to be just like them, and then I just couldn’t do it.
So I didn’t want to leave, because I wanted so much.
And my parents thought, Why not?
So I started to cry.
I just didn’t feel like myself.
I started crying, and my mom was just like, Oh, I know what’s going on.
I’m so happy.
So, we started talking about how to be a better twin, about how I was never going to go out like that.
And we said, I just want you to be the same, but like my brother.
And she was like: I don’t think you’re a good twin, either.
I mean, how can you be different than my brother?
And I just started crying.
She told me, “I’m sorry.
I didn and I don, too.”
I was thinking, “Oh, this is what it feels like to be different from my brother.”
So, I think that was the turning point for me.
And it made me want to get back to school and be the person that I am.
So my parents started calling me out for it, and they were like, Why aren’t you doing something about it?
But I didn.
And that’s when I really started to get the help.
It helped me become who I am now.
I am so grateful for that.
So that’s how I got to where I am today.