[this deserves it's own post, due to the impact it had on my mindset]
What if someone sees you differently? Or sees those things but in a different way? All we can ever really measure by is the past, and then hope that the next time is better. Usually, it is. This is just my experience. There are people that are willing to take the bad with the good and still make it work. Those people are great. Those people are why other people keep trying and become eternal optimists. That makes me happy, and I hope it makes you happy too.