Backround: Growing up, I had a lot of friends but this soon changed once I transferred over to a private school. My "friends" had felt like I was deserting them so they didn't bother much with me, thinking I would turn into a snob even though I was one of the poorer girls in class. Once I got to the private school, all the girls immediately came after me making fun of my clothes from JCPenny and bragging about their latest outfit from the Gap. One girl in particular had written all these cruel messages on my bookcover but I didn't do anything about it...she wanted to beat me up. Another girl who noticed I had pouty lips told me to "shave them off." These girls were just plain cruel to me for no other reason then me being from a lower income family. I believed their lies about me, I thought I was worthless...this lastest all throughout high school. I had only 3 or 4 friends. No confidence whatsoever. Now as an adult I feel myself slowly trying to bounce back. I have a great job and will be graduating college while those girls I went to school with ...no offense are on welfare with 5 or 6 kids. But even now, I get really nervous around people like they're judging me. I can't be myself...no matter how hard I try....I get tongue tied and very uncomfortable. I am so frustrated not being able to break through this... I had such a great personality before I went to private school. I was so genuinely happy...I didn't need material things...nor do I now. I just had a better sense of who I was...I just want to get that back..