When I have a bad day I like to look back and think. I basically started with nothing. No self-esteem, no real confidence or self worth but I think I have enough to know what I want and what I need to do and get from life. So basically I wanted to let you guys know. My life has been pretty much high and low since I was 4. It’s nothing really major like health issues or sexual abuse but it’s pretty high up there.
You often read or hear in the news of a young girl or boy who has killed themselves due to bullying. Well it’s not easy picking up the pieces when your depressed but don’t let it get to you. I started primary school/kindergarten at 4 I never really liked education at school I hated the rules, the learning in the class rooms because I felt out of my comfort zone.
I was your typical child who liked to play. But at home I loved reading, writing, drawing, scribbling you name it I loved stationary (still do!) But I settled into the routine just fine, my reading level was high for my age, and my writing was very neat for a left handed child. Yep that’s right I even got criticised for being left handed. I wasn’t just normally bullied by your every day children. I got it from their parents and off teachers.
“You’ll never amount to anything” is all I got. Even when my parents stepped in they got “she’ll be put in all the lower classes at school” I was basically put down even though i had a very good report at school. I worked hard, I did my homework and never messed up. I got put out the headteachers office twice.. all because of my year 3 (I was around 6/7 at the time) teacher not liking me.
I’ve been bullied both emotionally and physically to the point where I could of easily given up on my life. But I didn’t, I have set out to prove them wrong. I’m now 22 (in July) I was bullied properly up to the age of 18. I was even bullied in my first work place but I’m stronger than they think. It still hurts, don’t get me wrong, it’s terrifying when someone takes your confidence away.
But I got out of it, studied hard. I was the first of 3 girls to take an all boy course of Cisco ICT essentials. So that’s me I’m a qualified administrative assistant, who can work with any aspects of care. I have two National Qualifications at level 2 in ICT administrative and Health and Social Care. Along with two National Qualification foundation diplomas at level 1 in health and safety and Safeguarding.
So my message to you guys, don’t let ANYONE bring you down. At the end of the day bullies aren’t worth your time or effort. I stood up to mine and realised they are not worth my time. It’s up to you and only you for where you lead your life, don’t lead it down the toilet like a lot of your bullies will because it’s the only thing they know how to do. Set your mind on a course and you WILL accomplish it.
This post was submitted by Anom.