I was abused(emotionally and physically) by my brother when I was ages five to ten. In that time, I was to believe I was worthless. In my teenage years, I experienced low self esteem and no confidence whatsoever. I wore baggy clothes, maybe showered once a week, and never wore makeup/dressed myself up. Now, I am a Freshman in college. I chose this school because I felt like I could make a difference. I never felt important. Now, I do. I know I can do anything I put my mind to. It takes time to realize your self worth. It could take a year to forty years. No matter what: You are important.