Following my own path
At school I have many friends. I used to be exclusive and only include certain people to be friends with me, and my group of friends.
There was one friend who was negative all the time. Everything and everyone she always had something bad to say about them never anything good. She would point out the worst in everyone. I thought that everyone liked her, and she was powerful. I started to act like her being rude, not caring about others, being always negative. My parents and I did not have a close relationship at the time, because I was always acting so rudely toward them and others.
A year later I finally realized that I was setting a really bad example, and I didn’t want to be like her anymore. I wanted to stop acting like her and be myself. It was hard at first, I needed someone to be there for me, to encourage me; I had no one though. I was embarrassed and shy afterwards, I didnt know what people thought of me, and I felt like a fool. I started to stand up for myself. She still talked bad about me and emotionally hurt me.
A friend lent me The Secret To Teen Power, and after reading it I felt like a whole new person. I followed their advice, and now I be myself all the time, and I don’t take her negative attitude. I am always positive. I stick up for myself and I finally feel like a good role model.
I am glad I read this book or I wouldnt be in the position I am in now.