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I felt clumsy and out of sorts when trying to talk to boys. In junior high, my best friend was popular; me, not so much. What I now understand (although it has taken me nearly 30 years to get) is that I was missing the most crucial component when it comes to popularity I hadn't learned the importance of liking myself. This self love is the hardest part of all for a preteen to teenage girl. Adidas Gazelle Leather
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