All My Underdogs

Hi there, nice to meet you. My name is Chrisselle Seasaidh Mowatt. A lot of you may know me from Twitter, Facebook. We may have attended high school together, you could be a member of my family, one of my best friends or the boy that I’m hopelessly in love with. Either way, Hello and welcome to the most honest blog I’ve ever posted.

This one’s for all those kids out there who think the Forever Alone meme applies to their life. The kids that know all the answers in class, or the one’s that know none at all. The kids that get bullied during lunch, or the kids that sit at the back of the bus surrounded by no-one. The one’s that are put down every day because they aren’t skinny, or they don’t have a boyfriend or girlfriend. The kid that gets bullied because they love someone of the same sex. It’s for that person that gets bullied in the work place, the one who’s afraid to post pictures of themselves on social networks because of the fear of abuse. This blog? Yeah, it’s for all of you.

I know exactly how you feel. You think you’re ugly, fat, not good enough, not smart enough. Well, let me tell you something. You’re wrong. You’re absolutely beautiful, and if I could walk over and hug you and tell you these words until you believed me, I would.

You guys are the strongest people on this planet. You deal with so much, yet you’re still here. You’re still fighting. What would be the point in giving up now? I know you think that there’s no point but believe me there is. There’s that feeling you get when you see the people you love. The sound of the leaves crunching underneath your feet in the fall. The warmth of the sun on your back on a summer evening. The first snow fall of winter, and that first day of spring when the daffodils  begin to bloom. There’s the laughing until your tummy hurts, the smiling until your cheeks ache. The hugs from your friends. The absolute blissful happiness of being completely in love. You may not have experienced all of these yet, but trust me you will.

This whole Forever Alone bullshit that seems to have taken over the mind of every teenager out there is ridiculous. You do realise that relationships aren’t important right now, right? That they aren’t what your life should be based around. When I was growing up, I spent my early teen years having fun with friends, having sleepovers, going shopping and copying each others homework. Not obsessing over guys. Yeah, I had a few relationships at that age but it wasn’t a big deal, it wasn’t the focus point of my life. So stop thinking you’re going to be forever alone, because for 1) You’re not even alone right now, look around you. Your friends love you. 2) There is life after high school.

I’m sorry if any of this sounds preachy or patronizing but seriously guys. Open those lovely eyes of yours there are so many people out there that love you just the way you are. No-one could ever be the person you are because even though you may not be perfect according to the media, or even society. You’re perfect to the people that love you. You’re perfect at being you. You’re loved for being you. You’re not loved for being just like everyone else. You’re loved for everything you have that they don’t.

I don’t even know each and every one of you but I can tell you this right now. You’re loved, you’re so loved. Yeah you may fight with your family every day. But they really do love you. You may not have a lot of friends but that doesn’t mean that the little that you do have loves you any less. Heck, I love you. You took your time out to read this, thank you.

I guess, what I’m trying to say is, don’t let the media win. Be who you want to be. You don’t feel like wearing make-up? Don’t. You don’t want to be a size zero? Then don’t try to be. You were born an original, don’t die a copy. You’re saving someone’s life just by breathing, never ever forget. You’re the underdog, but really? You’re my kind of hero.

Much love,
Chrisselle.