Accept who you are

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  • Jessi Mae Bussler
    Jessi Mae Bussler

    My name is Jessi, and I wanted to share my story:

    All my life I have been bullied for everything from my weight to the fact that I'm bisexual. If they could bully me about it, they did.

    And it wasn't just others, it was my own mother and stepfather at times.

    I have struggled with weight problems my entire life. Most of it is genetic and chemical/hormone problems. I can't help the fact I'm overweight. I try my hardest to lose weight, but most of the time it doesn't work.

    Its been hard. I've been through periods that I was bullied so bad that that I wanted to kill myself. I even tried a few times. I ended up having to transfer schools in the middle of my senior year of high school because the bullying was so bad that almost everyday after school I would come home, go to my room, and cry.

    Sometimes it seemed like nothing would ever get better.

    But it did.

    Sure, I still get comments about my weight. Its unavoidable, its just the way people are. But I've learned that I am who I am. No one else's opinion should matter. Granted, I still struggle and put myself down occasionally, but I'm getting better. And I'm happy.

    Right now I'm engaged to the man of my dreams, and can finally let myself enjoy life.

    So to every person out there, it DOES get better. Don't let people get to you. You're beautiful just the way you are, and you don't have to change to please anyone. Just keep on being who you are. You do ANYTHING you set your mind to. Don't let what people say stop you from doing what you want to do.

    And remember: Bullies only go after those who they are jealous of. Keep on being awesome!

    Lots of love from someone who understands.


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