If you have been there, you know that being the object of bullies is a hell that only few can comprehend. If you aren’t careful, it can very easily turn you from a kind and caring human being, to one of two things: An angry, bitter, and mean person, or a sad, sullen, and withdrawn individual. Bullying can make or break someone, and sadly, many people end up broken.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
If you practice self-care, chances are the bullying you suffer will not have as much of an impact as it would if you give up on yourself, despite how painful it may be. So don’t—I repeat, DON’T—give up! Ever!
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.
You too, have that choice.
Being bullied in the past has it 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: to spread awareness of the bullying epidemic that seems to be sweeping the globe and reach out to those who are suffering it. It gave me the drive to become a published author and 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—if you flourish, for them it will be like you’re holding a mirror and showing them a reflection of their own pathetic lives.
No matter how others may treat you, follow your dreams and do what makes you happy. Never lessen yourself to make others else feel better about themselves. Instead, mute the voices of these toxic people and get them out of your life (when possible) as quickly as you can. Then, continue to pursue and achieve your goals—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!
Cherie White, both a writer and author, joined the team after being discovered by Brian through her own personal blog and through social media. She has been writing ever since she was ten years old and has a love for writing articles, short stories and novels. She became intrigued with the new Pyngby app because it helps victims pinpoint victims and their harassers for easy protection and litigation if need be. Because she experienced severe bullying from sixth grade until changing schools during her last year of high school, she has a passion for spreading bullying awareness and helping those who are bullied and abused today. Her goal is to bring down the suicide rate among bullied children, teens and young adults. Her debut novel, “From Victim to Victor” is available now at LuLu. Cherie looks forward to helping victims through Watchdog Creative.
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