According to Dictionary.com, the definition of a tomboy is: "An energetic, sometimes boisterous girl whose behavior and pursuits, esp. in games and sports, are considered more typical of boys than of girls."
how about: tomboy, "an energetic..."? makes your start more powerful.
This amazes me, as this definition validates who I was growing up.
awkward phrasing. this word reflects my personality?
dressed, I wasn'
; or :
If one denies his or her individuality, then they deny themselves.
it was personal, until this generic statement killed your momentum
Embarrassing to say there were instances in my life where I was ashamed of my differences, however as I became older I started seeing these differences as something special.
Although I am embarrassed to say that there were instances in my life when I was ashamed of the peculiarity of my character, I started to see these differences as something special as I grew older.
different meaning I was too skinny, ugly, shy, I was a tomboy and I was strange. In elementary school I
too many subjects. combines your segments.
ok... don't go too far. no need to say skinny, ugly, shy. just shy's enough. but how is you being nerdy a tomboy?
the beginning looks decent and does carry momentum. but you probably don't want to set your negative difference as individuality, unless...
actually, you could talk about how something changed you internally. An event, or something, that transformed your view of yourself. No longer do you view nerdyness as a hindrance, but as something "part of you". you could also (if it's true) talk about how through this change, you gained confidence and integrated in the school life and made friends.
but the entire thing has to be a story and flows well. For me, I went through immigration and realized that being a nerd isn't bad and I shouldn't be ashamed of it (of course, my topic and my circumstances were very different), but you could use an event to tie your individuality.
Don't forget one thing, you have to talk about your psychology. The reader wants to know why you are different / special INTERNALLY, so talk A LOT about your feelings and change in your psychology.
good luck, hope that helps.