I know you are sick of people claiming "it's all up in your head," or that you have an eating disorder, but as grandma says this to shall pass. Everyone has challenges they face, big or small. Yours happens to be a little bigger, but just think its a part of your story. Life is not one straight path. If it was, life would be pretty boring, don't you think?
This is not how you envisioned high school to be like, but high school is so glorified. I'm sure you would agree with me, these are not the best years of your life, but I promise it gets better and you have so many things to look forward to.
You are at a point in your life where you care what everyone thinks, but stop! Be You. You are good enough. You are smart enough. You a pretty enough. The people who love you will love you just the way you are. I know this sounds like a silly cliche, but I can honestly tell you, once you are happy with yourself, things will start to fall into place.
Always Remember to...
Even in the most challenging of times
Life's all about the smallest moments
Which bring the most gratitude
Do what makes you happy
And find your passions
Do things because you what to
Not because it's what is expected of you
Move outside of your comfort zone
Do things that will push you
Things you thought you could never do
Because it is in those moments
Where the greatest learning occurs
And always remember
You are loved
Love, 21 year old me