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A DRAMA-FREE ME
It was my junior year in high school, and my life seemed to be going wrong in every way possible. My boyfriend had broken up with me, it felt like some of my friends were neglecting me, and my grades were slipping. On top of that, I started feeling sick, kind of "run down," and thought I looked fat. Overall, I felt abandoned by God.
My family was there for me, but at first I didn't really share too much about what I was going through. Drama, in the form of mental and physical "complaints," seemed to be hitting me right and left.
It may not sound like a big deal, but feeling unattractive was probably the worst part of this time for me. My whole life I'd felt like I was pudgy, and I'd done everything to physically fix it through exercise and eating right. Nothing ever worked. So during this time, I felt I'd finally hit a wall.
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About the author
Ellen Ahearn is a senior in high school and loves volleyball.
with contributions from PETER MARK, ELLEN C. ALLEN, CATHRYN RATHSAM, DOUGLAS C. LEECH
INGRID PESCHKE, MANAGING EDITOR
ITEMS OF INTEREST
with contributions from Natalia Makarova, Ron Cassie
CLAIM THE REAL PRIZE
THE ENTREPRENEUR—AND GETTING TO KNOW MARY BAKER EDDY
BY ERIC GEORGATOS
SLIP SLIDIN' ON THE SOCCER FIELD
BY ABI CARPER
Lessons on staying in the moment
BY KERSTYN BATTENBERG
NO GREATER JOY
PRAYER THAT CALMS COMPLAINT
BY BARBARA FIFE
A DRAMA-FREE ME
BY ELLEN AHEARN
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
with contributions from Carole, Dave, Phil, Patricia, Suzy, Penny
WHEN I 'PUT ON THE ARMOUR OF LIGHT'
A MOMENT BY THE SEINE
PAINFUL RASH HEALED
INJURED THUMB HEALED
PRAYER BRINGS QUICK HEALINGS
CHARLENE ANNE MILLER