I NEVER felt like one of the cool kids growing up.
I remember 5th grade like it was yesterday: frizzy hair, bad skin and cliques! I felt awkward, ugly and shy. I tried to "fit in" but just didn't. I was uncomfortable in my own skin. But, according to a new study you can read here, that might be a good thing!
Despite the fact that puberty was NOT kind to my hair and skin, I started to develop much better friendships in high school and eventually college. In fact, I'm still very close with many of them. For me, being cool was more about how I felt on the inside. In fact, people who only know "adult me" would never believe I was the awkward, shy kid growing up since I am an extroverted, talkative, confident adult. However, am I saying I'm one of the "cool kids" now? Maybe I just don't care as much!