“I started seventh grade, which in Charleroi was part of the giant, terrifying high school. As always, I was the new girl. It’s possible that all the adapting I had to do primed me to become an actress: it was my job to portray whatever character I thought would be the most popular in every new school, every new town. I identified the in crowd and studied them for clues: Did the cool girls wear bell-bottoms or hot pants? What were their accents like? What did I need to do to be accepted? Was it best to try to stand out or blend in? It would be decades before it occurred to me that I could just be whoever I truly am, not the person I guessed other people wanted to see.”
From #InsideOutBook …
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Just finished your book❤️
Highschool was a living hell for me i was often the object of ridicule and scorn or the laughing stock.Things started to change in the uni i left it all behind.I was neither popular or famous or said good jokes fortunately my eagerness to acquire knowledge offered me an oasis which kept me safe all through highschool and university was no longer a mirage for me.I consider highschool years to be the wilderness of my youth in terms of intrapersonal relations but a fertile ground where the planted seed of knowledge grew up and became a huge tree although agewise i was a sampling.
I just finished reading Inside Out and just “wow’” What an inspiration to all of those out there who came from so many challenges and never gave up. You are strong. Not because you have moved along or have forgotten, but because you have felt every single ounce of pain that has been with you and you are learning to live with it! Time doesn’t fix all wounds, it allows us to learn how to deal with the missing piece we thought we needed to survive. It allows us to understand how to handle the pain of whatever change or event we feel destroyed us. The pain doesn’t go away, we just learn how to embrace it and how to push forward even with new scars. You are a force to be reckoned with! Congratulations!!
Do you mind if I hang this up in my classroom on our awkward wall of fame?
Wow !! That was deep 💕💕
Just finished part 1. I don’t want to put it down but I have to sleep.
I thought you were beautiful inside and out at Hillcrest. Everyone adores you as I recall.
Maiden name is Carolyn Smith
I'm glad you found yourself.
Loved your book and feel sad for all you went through! 💕
Charleroi ?? In Belgium ?🇧🇪
So so pretty! 💕