I don't need these boosts, one because they never work and two because in the last week I have been feeling amazing about myself. There have been a few things to lead up to my new found self-esteem. Last week a girl a few years younger than me added me on facebook. I recognised this girl because she goes to my school so I accepted her invite thinking she was just one of those girls that adds every person they have ever seen. I was wrong, she actually specifically searched for me and added me because she thought I seemed like a cool person and she had really wanted to meet me. We have been talking and have hung out a bit in between classes and even though my first impression of her was that she was a total mall goth she seems like a really nice girl that is really interesting.
She listens to Black Veil Brides and Marilyn Manson but she does not consider herself goth(I have nothing wrong with people liking these bands as long as they realise they are not goth for doing so). She actually has a lot of the same interests as me and reminds me of myself when I was her age. Just having someone who seems interested in being my friend seemed to do a lot to boost my self-esteem and my overall confidence level.
I have also been too busy to spend hours looking at photos on tumblr and I actually feel some of the negative thoughts about my weight going away and instead have been paying extra attention to the positive aspects of my weight gain. My body looks more proportion whereas before I always felt kind of top heavy, I feel better physically and yesterday I was looking through photos of Marilyn Monroe and realised I was no bigger than she was and she is one of the most beautiful people I have ever seen and well her body is still hot and for once looking through pictures of a model actually made me feel great instead of destroying my body image.