Jeff has showed me that no matter how dorky I think my smile is, there will always be someone who loves it.
Greg has taught me that I don’t need contacts to be pretty. In fact, I feel naked without my glasses now.
Drew has taught me that just one laugh can make someone’s entire day. I don’t hold back my laughter anymore - I cackle like a hyena. And you know what? It feels great. He’s also taught me that anyone can lose weight. He’s not anorexic, but he’s managed to make a complete 180. He’s my thinspiration. So far I’ve lost 20 pounds, and I’m not starving myself or anything.
Brad has taught me that making a fool out of myself isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I refuse to quit fuckin’ around.
Wayne has taught me to never be ashamed about the color of my skin. I haven’t been able to show you guys my skin tone compared to other people’s because I’m always alone in my pictures. I am white as a ghost, and it is impossible for me to tan. I was constantly made fun of when I was younger. You know what? I don’t care anymore. There’s nothing I can do to change it. It is what it is. All I can do is accept it.
Colin has taught me to laugh at myself. If he couldn’t, he would get pissed off at the bald jokes. If I couldn’t, I wouldn’t be able to make it through the day. Instead of getting embarrassed, I join in on the laughter.
Ryan has taught me that having big feet isn’t necessarily a curse. I have huge feet for a girl, and my toes are extremely long. Sometimes when I’m barefoot, my toes curl underneath my own feet and I trip. Finding cute shoes in my size is impossible. But you know what? Once again, I can’t change it. I have to deal with it, and embrace it as a part of who I am.
Jonathan has taught me that being a gamer geek is okay. I’ve always felt like a major dork because of it, but now I know that it doesn’t matter, as long as I’m having fun and doing something that I love.
Sean has taught me that being a controversial rule-breaker is much more fun than sitting around and kissing ass. Some people might get pissed off at me, but I can’t be a people pleaser all the time. It’s my life, not theirs. Why not have a bit of fun?
Heather has taught me that I don’t need to be a man to succeed in what I do. I’ve always wanted to be a comedian, but I was always afraid that I would be shot down because I’m a woman. Now I know that I don’t need a penis to be funny. I can do what I love - make people laugh.
And last but not least, Chip. Chip has taught me that marriage isn’t the end of the world. I’m so used to hearing about divorces and failed marriages that I had begun to lose hope for myself…but his relationship with Patty is beautiful, and they’ve been together for over twenty years. It gives me hope that someday, somehow, I’ll be able to find someone of my own.
I am sobbing. All of this. This this this this THIS.