Hey to all,
My name is India and i dont have a “conventional” life. I am almost 16 yrs old and just today finished Sean’s book. I live in Mexico, i have been living in Mexico for 6 and a half years, and a lot of things there are so different from if i was living in the United States, but a lots the same too, i go to a school and there are only about 20 people per grade, and we are like one big family although it hasnt always been like this. Because i was different, and i was an American, i didnt have any friends, at all. I started in Feb. my fourth grade year, i didnt have any friends at all until 7th grade, it was so hard because i was still the same person as i was when i was in the states, and i was popular there, i took it really hard. The best thing though, is that this whole experience allowed me to learn more about my self, as sean puts it, my real self, and i began to look more into the true mirror, i was ok with being alone because i liked myself. then back to the story, when i was in 7th grade this girl, Nora, began to invite me to hang out with her and i did, but she was si hurtful, she would both phisicly and emotionally hurt me, call me a ***** to my face and push me around, call me fat, and she would play mind games, she would like make a deal with me to do half of an assignment for school and i do the other half, and then she would call with some excuse for why she couldnt do it and i would end up doing her work too. and things just got worse, so i sat down with her one day at lunch and told her that i didnt appreciate how she was treating me, she told me that thats how she treated her real friends and that i could ask anyone, and i told her that i was a sensitive person and i didnt want to be her friend if that was how she was going to treat me, and then i got up and walked away.
she was hurt, thats understandable but so was i, and she, to get back at me, started a rumor that i was sa cyber sec addict, i was in 7th grade!! there were two new students whom had befriended me before i started hanging out with nora but whom i never really hung out with because i was with nora, they stuck by my side the entire time. i never said anything about nora, even though i had a ton of dirt on her, i didnt because it wasnt how i wasnt mr and i knew i was better than that. this was at the end of the school year. summer came and went and i went back to school to find that everyone was my friend, i had shown such integrity through what happened with nora that i earned respect with everyone at my school. it was one of the best things i have done. just thought i would share that bit.
love and light