Growing up in Elementary School I was teased for my appearance. I was a very quirky, awkward child and had earned the title, "Bucky the Bucktooth Beaver" you can guess what attribute gave me that nickname. Thankfully I was raised by good parents and was taught kept my chin up and ignore all negative comments. I didn't let anything effect my outlook on myself (as far as I'm aware). My mother had received a book from a Co-worker and decided she didn't want to read it (she doesn't enjoy that kind of thing) she then gave me the book, "The Secret". I skimmed through it, and wasn't interested in learning much more. The only thing that I applied to my life at that point was keeping a positive outlook.
My parents could never afford the Orthodontic treatment that I needed. To my "luck" my uncle had moved nearby and began practicing Orthodontics, resulting in free braces and a hyrbst to fix my over-bite. My appearance was much better but still I wasn't really easy on the eyes.
When it came time to move on to middle school, I chose to leave my bully classmates and continue my schooling in a different city. There I was no longer bullied and was able to steadily build my self esteem. I started putting more effort into myself but stopped constantly gazing into the mirror for it would down my spirits and I didn't like that. Whenever I felt down about myself I would browse the web and study fashion magazines admiring the girls' beauty as if it were my own. Personally I always feel better after doing this. I myself didn't notice the drastic change until I went to a football game for my old school district. Former Classmates would nudge their friends and ask "Who's that hot girl over there?"
Some who I had kept contact with, would answer "That's Briyanna, from elementary school." They would then protest in disbelief until they had talked to me themselves. That night it became obvious to me how much I had physically improved. I proceeded to go to Mcdonalds (I know really bad) and there I didn't have to pay for a thing! Boys were handing me full drinks and meals, before I knew it I was surrounded by teenage boys and food!
It's been years since then, and I have a much greater love and appreciation for myself. I thank the Universe for such a loving outcome! I appreciate my looks but I think it'd be fun to try something new. I'm working on changing my eye color, growing out my hair, thinning out my nose a bit and maybe even plumping my lips up. I'm looking for something in-between Barbra Palvin and Abigail Halliday. Any advice is welcome(: I just wanted to share my story for those in need of inspiration. GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!