I’m finally comfortable in my own skin. I’m happier than I’ve ever been to just be me. I let other people dictate what I should look like and who I should be for my entire life. Fighting to be skinny and forcing myself to eat certain things is over. I realized that I am beautiful as I am. With or without make-up, I feel pretty. I used to look in the mirror and point out every flaw I have or get upset because my sisters were skinnier than me. I’ve hated my body for too long and it’s time I started loving it. I started picking out one thing I like about myself each day and it made me realize that even though I’m not society’s definition of “skinny” I still have a beautiful body that I shouldn’t have to hide. The differences in body types are beautiful and I’m thankful I don’t look like every other girl. I dyed my hair how I wanted, I wear what I want, and I love it. The best advice is to just do what makes you happy. Being positive about yourself really helps you start to lift the people around you up to. I’m happy I can be comfortable with my body. I really never thought that I would feel this way about myself. I really thank my friend, Ashley, and my boyfriend for helping me realize that I am beautiful.