These two were acting like complete teenagers. When I walked up, she was nuzzling her head against his shoulder. She giggled the entire time I talked with them, while he kept a big goofy grin on his face. And whenever I asked about their relationship, she clutched his arm, looked at him just like this, giggled, then said: “We’re not telling!”
two years ago you walked into my life. you walked in and began to pave a path leading straight to my heart. it was a path unlike any other, one that had never been traveled before. it may have not seemed as though then, but it was the right one. sure there were many ways you couldve traveled to end in the proximity, ones that many others had traveled before, but none other than this wouldve led you to the very spot where you struck this special feeling in me. it was the many twists and turns, the dead ends, and the rocks you stumbled over that brought us here. if it wasnt for the journey you took, the good and the bad experiences along the way, we wouldnt be where we are today. of course there is the possibility that we couldve ended up in a place very similar, but that had been done before. all of those before you wound up in that very place, the glacier that eventually melted. but here you are, here we are. atop a mountain, one that cannot be shaken. its not to be said that storms dont pass by and rustle the leaves once in a while, because they do- nature is inevitable. but its the strength of this mountain and the path you traveled to the top that keeps it standing firm through the winds and the rain. it takes one of determination to withstand the trials and tribulations you did, and occasionally still do. so im here to say thank you- thank you for being the one to withstand the hurricane that is our past. i wouldnt want to be atop this mountain with anyone else.
I actually asked her if I could photograph her feet.
She said: “Only if I can do THIS.”
My name is Abby: I’m 16, 5ft tall, and 105 pounds. My whole life, I’ve been called tiny. I’ve always been super self concious about it too. I have been a dancer pratically my whole life, so I grew up in front of mirrors and having people critique me (I was a ballerina). Being concious of how I looked became a daily thing for me, what was most disturbing was this all began young, at around age 5. One day, not too long ago, I looked in the mirror and thought I don’t need makeup and my hair long and straight and wear name brands to feel beautiful and please others. So I took a change: I cut 12 inches off of my hair just recently and I feel free as ever. Cutting my hair was the most wonderful time of my life (I also donated it!) cutting it all off made me feel in charge of my body and who I was: it felt amazing. I no longer wear makeup, if I do its just a hint of eyeliner and makeup, my acne has cleared up drastically which has really helped my self confidence. I started wearing clothes that I,myself want to wear. Not what all the “cool girls” are wearing. I get complemented all the time on my style and am called “hipster” from time to time, but I just respond “no,unique.” After I made these small changes, I started to see who I really was and I couldn’t be happier. I’m proud of who I am and who I’ve become. Being in charge of yourself and setting goals in life truly help your self confidence.
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