My story is this. In grade school, I got bullied around. I wanted to be with the cool kids, but also still be myself. Then after 3 years of the harshness, I gave up trying to be with the cool kids. I found friends who were more into my interests. We’ve been friends ever since, even though we go to different schools. So the main thing I want you to take from this is to trust yourself, and find people that like you for who you are, not for what they think you could turn into. The main message is, Do as YOU want to do, not as your “friends” want you to do. I hope this helps.