"Don't judge me by my past, I don't live there anymore" - I need to remember this for myself. What I was or even just what was thought of me is the past. It was a product of my circumstances in that moment. I do not live there anymore (thankfully).
Thank you! And I'm talking smart girls trying to dumb themselves down. There are so many girls that are constantly trying to appear "cute" by acting less intelligent than they really are. Ladies, no. Dumb is never cute.