Good evening, everyone. If you have been there, you automatically know that being the object of bullies is a hell that only a minority can comprehend and if you aren’t careful, it can very easily turn you from a kind and caring human being, to one of two things: 1. an angry, bitter and mean person, or 2. a sad, sullen and withdrawn individual. Bullying can either make or break a person. Sadly, so many people end up broken. However, I want you to know that it doesn’t have to be this way.
If you continue to practice self-care, chances are that, although as painful as it may be, the bullying you suffer will not have as much of an impact as it would if you give up on yourself. So don’t…I repeat…DON’T give up! EVER!
I’m living proof of this. I’m a very happy, healthy and successful adult. But if you knew me during high school, you would never have thought in a million years that I would ever make it as far as I have. Bullying didn’t break me, it MADE me! I consciously CHOSE not to let it break me and you too, have that choice.
Having been bullied in the past has not only made me a stronger, more resilient and compassionate woman, it also motivated me.
It gave me the drive to pursue my goals and dreams. It gave me a purpose. That purpose is to spread awareness of the bullying epidemic, which seems to be sweeping the globe and to reach out to those who suffer the same fate today. I gave me the drive to become a published author and to be a voice for those, who are too afraid to speak out.
If you have a dream, there will be people along the way, who will do their best to discourage you because if you flourish, it will be like you’re holding a mirror up to them and showing them a reflection of their own pathetic lives. No matter how others may treat you, you must continue to follow your dreams and do it because it makes you happy. Never dumb yourself down to appease someone else and make them feel better about themselves. Instead, mute the voices of these toxic people and get them out of your life (if possible) as quickly as you can. Then, continue to go after and achieve your goals because life is too short not to.
You only get one shot at life. Make it count! Do what fulfills you and live life to the fullest! You can do it!