I guess I could say it started in junior high. I was so care free and happy up until 8th grade. That's when I discovered I was apparently "too fat" and "weird". People were relentless, then again isn't EVERYONE when they're in junior high. I began to be unincluded and ignored at school, I literally HATED going to school. I'm not going to go super into detail about my bullying experience, but let's just say I'm not someone who is going to stand there and LET people get away with picking on me. It never got physical, but it did get pretty bad. I would get private calls to my phone and my house phone from people I THOUGHT were my friends telling me how messed up I was. Everything cooled down for awhile up until my sophomore year in high school. Which is where I think it was the worst. I had literally had like 2 friends left out of everyone who I THOUGHT were my friends (thank God for those 2). It almost got physical, when a BOY yes, a boy, threatened to "jump" me. I was not going to continue going to that school if the threats were going to get physical, so I transferred schools. Let's just say it didn't get ANY better. My FIRST DAY, people were already spreading rumors and telling me to go back where I came from, I stayed at that school since I had no other choice. I only stayed there for 1 semester. One semester was enough to help me thicken my skin. I made some friends there and I made some enemies. The next summer everyone from my previous high school had calmed down and I went back. There was a few little mishaps here and there but it never got as bad. What I learned was that no matter where you go or how old you get, there will ALWAYS be bullies. You just have to learn to ignore it. I'm now 19 and people who claim to have matured STILL pick on me, but it doesn't bother me. I am strong and by giving bullies my attention would mean THEY win, and nobody wants that.
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