Jenna, I can see how you are conflicted and it is hard because people can be very rude. If you know what you love, go for it and do that. There are always gonna be haters and people that will make fun of you, I get it too! But you can't let them stand in the way of your dreams and what you love. If you want to post videos be proud and confident and show them that you are happy with what your doing. It can be scary, especially starting out, but if you remember WHY you want to make videos and focus on the POSITIVE comments and views that should matter more. And above anything else, do it for YOU, and forget everyone else. Side-note: if you're too scared to post videos maybe you find a way to be on the other side, to help film or create videos with others. :) Good luck!
From: Gabielle Gardner
I'm sorry to hear that someone would treat you that way. I haven't been in that situation, but I have had to deal with haters. It is hard to understand. The hurt will probably never go completely away when you think about this situation or see this girl, but I feel like you are doing a good job moving on. Stepping back and seeing the relationship for what it really was, and accepting it is a mature thing to do. Moving forward, you surround yourself with friends that are positive and inspiring and that you feel you can trust. Friendships can make or break a person and real friends help you become the best person you can be. If you are happy, you are probably hanging out with the right group of friends. I think it is meant for us to never entirely forget a situation because we learn and grow from our trials and remembering helps us make good decisions moving forward. Stay strong. <3
I think it's normal to feel alone sometimes. Kids at school can be very rude. Focus your time and attention on your best friend, and other people that you trust and can count on. I think a good way to have more friends is to just be kind and nice to everyone. Also reaching out or stepping out of your comfort zone to get to know someone can be scary but its a good way to find friends that are worth having!
You sound like a super friendly, generous, helpful, person! Your friends are lucky! I'm not sure if the group setting you mentioned is for working as a group in the classroom on a class project or if the group is formed for help outside the school classroom setting. You are kind not to want to exclude anyone and that you care about their feelings. Maybe you could let those you didn't choose for your group know you will try to work with them on the next project. Remember that working with others you don't know well means you have a chance to make new friends, and that's a good thing! Since it's a group, make sure to make it a group effort so all the pressure isn't on you. Listen to and value everyone's ideas. That is what great leaders do. Listen, encourage, value, acknowledge, and collaborate. Everyone has a voice. When I write songs, the songs are always better when I work with other songwriters and we all bounce ideas off of each other. The more ideas, the better the concept or theme comes together. Helping others seems to come naturally to you. When you're giving a presentation, remember, it's a super efficient way to help a lot of people at the same time. Just take a deep breath and blow away the nerves. Can you ask some of the kids in the group to help and make the presentation with you? Or you could be in charge, like a movie director, as they do the presentation? It is also very, very true that "Practice makes perfect." You will get less nervous over time with each presentation. The normal pre-presentation butterflies are a good thing and keep you on your toes to do your best! ; )