Making It In High Heels

Inspiring Stories by Women for Women of All Ages

For a  young girl with a lot of friends, Sapna will tell you that things were once very different for her.  Making It In High Heels gave young women the opportunity to discuss how they came to be who they are today.  Sapna Jain does just that as she candidly tells of her struggle as a teen aged girl to learn and understand what having friends and being a true friend is all about.

~ I can remember a time when I didn’t have a single friend. It was one of the most difficult periods of my life.  It was a long time ago, but whenever I think about it, the pain is so vivid it’s like I’ve been transported back in time to grade nine, at the tender age of 14.~

Sapna undured cruelty to the extreme from girls she thought were her “friends”.  She was called names, embarrassed, and the harder she tried to fit in, the worse the treatment became.  Lonliness, depression dealing with being ignored were a way of life for Sapa in her early high-school years.

This bullying taught Sapna lessons, and within no time she channelled that negative energy into positive, and began to fight.  She started to make new friends and gained confidence.  People started to see Sapna for who she was instead of listening to the girls who tried to make life hell for her.  Her popularity grew and she has never looked back.

Sapna’s message is clear.  We are all presented with struggles in order to break out of our cocoon as stronger people.  She inspires by suggesting that we should embrace our troubles.  Tackle them.  That is how growth happens!

There are many stories in Making It In High Heels which have now made their way into my daughters hands.  She is 14, just starting high school and dealing with a whole new world.  Sapna’s story was shared with my daughter to remind her to be true to herself, to remain confident, and to value true friends as well as strive to be a great friend and always treat people as you yourself want to be treated.  I thank Sapna for sharing this story, and for inspiring my teen-aged daughter!