Oh won't you tell me what is it like.? What is it actually like to be popular?

Just kidding, I don't care to know.

Popularity is a title that can make people go crazy and do crazy things just to try live up to the false idealistic image of popularity. I have nothing against people who are popular and those that love the title. Believe it or not, I too was all for it at one point in my life.

When I was in the 8th grade, I had a friend who was all for the title of being 'popular', (I was too #lol). She was my best friend back then and we used to do everything together. We spent each and every weekend together in the form of sleepovers, house parties or just plain old get-togethers with a few other friends present. A week before school started it dawned on us that it was crucial for us to entirely redo and update our wardrobe, sense of style and the way we dressed; so we went shopping. We had both just started High school in different schools and she felt the need for us to both be social leaders in our new schools, to make a statement for ourselves and to ensure we were known by everybody who's anybody. I remember one night when she slept over at my house and we were up all night talking (it was more of her giving me advice tho) and she said how this new entrance to high school can either make or break me and how I should grab the opportunity to start afresh, be popular and get onboard otherwise the ship would sail off without me and never come back.

I was never much of a people pleaser, and never in my life did I appreciate people attempting to push me around, control me and tell me what to do. I hated it. As close as my friend and I were, she'd always find a way to make me see it as a problem that I wasn't talkative or open at first. I was socially awkward and I always had social anxiety whenever I'd go out to parties and turn-ups with her. The whole idea of becoming popular and 'making a name for myself' in high school wasn't growing on me and sounded rather off-putting. I was comfortable with the way I was, just the way I was, and the fact that I would have to change part of me and act in a certain way just to be granted acceptance by people who meant absolutely nothing to me seemed rather pointless.

I guess the ship sailed off without me. Eventually I stopped going to the parties, the turn-ups and the social gatherings. I stopped trying to seek acceptance from people and I learned to accept myself as I was. I accepted that I didn't fit in with the rest of the crowd and that I was simply just different.

Note: There's noting wrong with being different. Be who you are and don't try to be someone/something you're not. Those who are truly meant for you will come into your life and accept you for who you are, just as you are.They won't try change you, and they won't make you feel as if there's something wrong with you. They will love you... JUST AS YOU ARE. <3 <3 <3