I am writing this one way through with very few edits. Bare with me, its one of those posts where I share my vulnerabilities.
Self-esteem is something I never had. It's a trait that I admired in other people because the knocks and bruises of life doesn't seem to hurt them as much. It seems like people with self-esteem and confidence are able to look at themselves in times of adversity and not let it internalize.