"A few words I would use to describe myself are creative - I love to create stuff, my goal is become a graphic designer one day and hopefully run my own business of making handmade calligraphy pieces and cards. I would secondly say I am hardworking, though I may procrastinate at times (who doesn’t) I always finish what I start especially when it comes to school and work. Lastly, I would describe myself as reliable. I will always be there no matter what the circumstance - for my friends, family and my boyfriend - because truly I believe that they are what are what is most important in life.
Building on above, my reliability is probably my favourite trait.
I also believe strongly in a positive world, even through all this negative stuff we have going on right now. Though it’s very hard at times, I try and stay as positive as I possibly can.
I definitely have experienced many situations throughout my life that have made me a stronger person. When I was younger I was seriously bullied, the suckiest part is it was my best friend at the time. Not only that but girls can be super mean. It’s terrible.
We really need to stop teaching girls that other girls are their enemies.
This happened in middle school and was mostly because my hair colour (ginger) was different to everyone else’s. When you’re a young girl you just want to fit in and be liked…especially at that age. At the time, I believed everything I heard. I believed that because I was a little different that made me ugly and not liked, and it made me feel unwanted.
I stuck with the same group of girls that I thought were my closest friends. But one day, on grade 8 grad photo day to be exact, I was pulled into a bathroom to be told that I was no longer allowed to be their friend. I felt so alone it was awful.
As weeks went by and it got worse, my closest friend ended up apologizing - which I knew was sincere. We became closer and closer as years went by, and I learned to forgive. She is now one of my few friends who has stuck by my side through thick and thin. Though we went through that, I learned that second chances can be good sometimes.
Though these situations are not fun, they make you who you are today. As time went by and I met more people and experienced different things I grew as a person.
I am lucky enough to have grown up in a family full of strong, confident and inspiring women. I can’t pick out one that inspires me as they all do.
My aunt who has had a tough past continues to grow stronger everyday. My grandmother was a true role model who put all of her love and care into her family.
I would say thank you to all the women in my life for inspiring me and supporting me to do my best and become my best self. All I can really say is I’m SO thankful for everyone in my life, especially my family!" ~ Molly Beveridge