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Would I ever be good enough?
My Freshman Year at a new high school started smoothly. Even though I’m not the most social person, I found some good friends and tried to make the best of this new experience.
But there was one problem. I was caught up in wondering how other people viewed me, or how valuable I was based on what other people thought. When my older sister invited me to join the swim team with her during the winter of my freshman year, things got even worse.
I used to swim when I was younger, and had enjoyed the experience. But I really struggled when I began swimming again. Everyone was prettier or skinnier or more fun than I was. I also struggled because I wasn’t a fast swimmer. It felt like I wasn’t making any progress, while other people seemed to be advancing effortlessly. My self-worth and self-confidence were declining rapidly, and it was all because of a simple glance at the person next to me in the pool.
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