“I am not my looks”

To me this means don’t judge me because of my past, or based on my looks. I may look like a mean person or you may think I am a bad kid because I go to Fair View High School but I’m not. I’m a good kid. I have had a bad past but it doesn’t mean I’m the same way I used to be. It’s called the past for a reason. People change, no one is perfect. Everyone has a past so why only judge mine? I’m sure you have a past, and I’m sure you’re not the same person you used to be. You have made mistakes in your past that you don’t want people to judge you on. If you can change why can’t I? You could be walking down the street and see a big, muscular, tatted, motorcycle guy and you would automatically think he’s mean or rude but you never know because you judged him you didn’t try and get to know him. He could have been the nicest, sweetest guy in the entire would and you will never know because you judged him.

One quote I live by is “You know my name, not my story. You know what I’ve done, not what I’ve been through. So get to know me before you want to judge me.” I love this quote because it says Yes, I have a past but it doesn’t mean my past is my present, and my past is definitely not my future. Everyone has things they have done that they aren’t proud of but everyone can change if they want to. If you see a guy walking down the street wearing all red are you going to automatically think he is a gang member? What if his favorite color is red and that’s why he’s wearing it? You wouldn’t know because you didn’t get to know him. No one should have to go through life pretending to be something there not. You shouldn’t have to be afraid to be yourself because you don’t want people to judge you. I was, I was afraid to be myself because I thought myself wasn’t good enough.

I made a lot of mistakes and I took the consequences. I know I’m not perfect but who is? True friends will be by your side and love you for who you are and not judge you for what you have done in the past. True friends are hard to find but when you find them don’t let them go…. And that’s why I say, Get to know me.