The first time I ever truly recall realizing my nose wasn't like anyone elses was when I was about 11 years old. We did a project on black construction paper that involved getting a piece of chalk and tracing our profile on the paper. When my teacher had finished tracing my profile I was kind of shocked at what I saw. For the first time I recognized and told myself "wow I have a big nose". A few years later every so often I'd hear the occasional "your nose is big!" or "hey bird nose", which actually hurt me a lot at the time! I thought to myself "why can't I have a cute pretty nose like my mother? Or other girls my age?". The rude remarks often got to me. And as I went through middle school I was really self concious about the way my nose looked. For example, if I had a crush on a guy I'd attempt to turn my head hoping "I hope he's not looking at my nose!". But as soon as I got to high school, something changed... I didn't care as much about what others thought of me. For once rude remarks weren't bothering me, I was becoming more comfortable with myself. And now I accept my nose for what it is, MY nose. No one is perfect, and I learned I shouldn't care about mean comments towards my nose, because it's not going anywhere! If people can't see past my "big nose" for who I really am or my other beautiful qualities than it's really a shame on them for being judgemental, immature, and not open minded. There's far more to methan my nose, and I'm working on fully accepting it. It's not always easy, but accepting what you are is the true thing that matters in life! You are the only person who is extremely critical in what you look like, so why not work on accepting who you are? Personally, since I have come to working more on accepting who I am I have seen that people now don't even acknowledge my nose. If you regard yourself as beautiful and unique due to your nose it will really shine through and other people will in turn see that in you.