People may bully you now. They may taunt you, call you ugly names, physically beat you, humiliate you, and turn others against you. Those around you may make you feel sad, alone, unattractive, and rejected in the present.
But rest assured, it won’t always be this way.
Take it from someone who has been there. I had no friends in middle school nor high school until I finally transferred to my new high school during my senior year. Once I left *Oakley High School and began attending *Roseburg High School, that’s when life began. And I took back my power and started rebuilding every part of me that my bullies from the old school had torn down. Leaving Oakley was the free feeling you get after walking away from a toxic and abusive boyfriend.
As an adult, my confidence and self-esteem blossomed. Today, I’m a very happy forty-something and have so much to be thankful for. I have a family of my own. I enjoy my job and am comfortable in my own skin. I’ve accomplished more than I thought I ever would.
I also have grown to love myself- imperfections and all. I don’t worry about what others think of me, and I permit myself to be me and to say no when I don’t want to get involved in or do something that doesn’t feel right to me. These are freedoms that I will never again give up. Not without one hell of a fight!
Don’t Give Up! There’s Beauty on the Other Side of Bullying
I want you to know that the bullying you’re subjected to now will not last, and there’s a beautiful life waiting for you once it’s over. So, whatever you do, don’t give up! Stay your course, and keep fighting. Hold on to your faith and your dignity with everything you have. Because it may not seem like it now, but the best is yet to come, and the right people will find you.
Today, I’m surrounded by family and friends who love and accept me for me, not only what I can do for them. I have friends I never have to explain anything to and who love my flaws and quirks along with my good qualities. I’m so secure with being myself that I can make fun of myself and have a good time doing it.
I’m relaxed, worry-free, and best of all, safe! I’ve found my tribe, and you will find yours. And once you find them, they’ll be well worth the wait!
You’re worth fighting and living for. Don’t give up now. Stick around! It gets better! Much better!
With Knowledge comes empowerment!
13 thoughts on “There is Life After Bullying”
What an excellent post! And how beautiful to find another late-ish bloomer like myself! I too am in my 40s and I’m currently finding my team as well people who are for me people who enjoy when I succeed people who stand by Me When I fail and encourage me rather than to stand on top of me and leave me down! Your blog has helped me through several situations during the moments that they were actually going on I found them so very beneficial and healthy the way that you’re able to put it all together in words that are readable and innerstandable! Thank you so much for all that you do for all of us here thank you for all that you are wherever you are thank you!
You’re so welcome, Nikki. I’m so proud of you for seeing your worth and the value you bring. And I’m so happy that you finally found people who build you up and are uplifting. That’s such a huge blessing. May you continue to live in peace, love, and happiness! 💖💖💖
Thank you 💖
Thank you for sharing your testimony! I love this because this gives a lot of us hope to look towards our future of living in true happiness.
It’s my pleasure. 💖🤗😊
I second this post!
Thank you so much, Michael! People like us are living proof!
Thank you so much, Shanti!
My philosophy is: If someone doesn’t like me, there’s always someone new to meet who will.
Absolutely right! 💯