I have an inner mean girl lurking inside of me. She is mean to others, and especially mean to myself.
For those of you that know me, you probably think that I am talking nonsense, but if you could only see inside my head, then you would know the truth.
This is how it started:
Back in 6th grade, I started middle school with all of my old elementary school friends. A new school meant new teachers, new friendships, and new hierarchies. I quickly found out where I belonged, and where I didn’t.
Shortly after school started, I was out on the playground and a girl that I knew, but wasn’t friends with, decided to humiliate me. She skipped around me saying, “I am going around the nerd. I am going around the nerd.” I was mortified and ran inside in tears.
Obviously, I haven’t forgotten.