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  • - Lynn

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    My problems seemed to have started as soon as I got into middle school. I was always picked on and teased almost all through grade school for being the “horse girl”. I went to a school that was right in the suburbs. Not very rural so nobody really understood me. I was very into riding and showing my horses. They were my life. I remember 7th grade got to the point where I really dreaded coming to school. Kids picked on me a lot in class, called me terrible names and would move away from me, if I sat near them. Sometimes, they would say I smelled like horse even though I showered that morning. I had a hard time making friends. I definitely felt like the outcast. Girls behind me would say things about me in class every day and I remember crying in the guidance counselor a office and afraid to go back to class because they had made physical threats to me. Depression definitely started to set in after a while. By 9th grade things started to settle down for a while. I was starting to be more social and made a lot more friends. I even had a boyfriend that lived down the street from me. He was 2 grades ahead. That’s when things started to get bad again. Turns out his ex, I guess he still talked to on the side, hacked my Facebook multiple times, to the point where she and a friend of hers gained complete control of it and I could not even get into it to shut down the account. Making statuses calling myself ugly, saying terrible things to my friends and family. My mom was angry, but I couldn’t find it in me to really talk to her about what’s been going on, as badly as I felt like I needed to talk to someone. That point was really when cyber bullying started to take over my life. Throughout the rest of my time in high school, my Facebook account had been hacked multiple times, I was dealing with the typical rumors, verbal threats from people. I lost a lot of who I thought were my friends. And before I knew it I was skipping school a lot. My mom had seen the cyber bullying online and was only mad at me for letting it happen. It all got to the point where she wanted to get the police involved. And I never made it to see my junior and senior prom, participate in powder-puff games, or even attend my own graduation, because I started home school after 10th grade. I just couldn’t take the bullying and the harassment anymore. My grades were really slipping and after the suicidal thoughts and attempt, my family and I were afraid if I continued in public school. Bullying had taken over my life. I am now 20 years old and finishing up nursing school. I have put my painful past behind me now, but mentally I don’t think you can ever completely let go of the memories. People do not realize that the pain they cause others can have life long effects on them. I am today dealing with things like controlling my anger, lashing out at people, trouble focusing and having motivation at work and school, feeling stressed constantly, and irritability. I’ve recently decided to really seek help on my problems and now seeing a counselor once a week. Though, to this day, I still wonder if things would’ve been different if I had got help back then when I should’ve, instead of keeping it bottled up and letting it consume me mentally all these years. I always dreamed since I was in elementary school of going to prom and getting all prettied up for an amazing night. And even being at my own graduation. Instead, I watched it from the bleachers looking down on all my classmates in their cap and gowns. It makes me so sad to see underclassman I’m still friends with going to prom and graduation. That’s all I ever really wanted. And I feel like those chances were taken from me. I find myself wondering even today why I deserved the pain and everything that had happened to me… Because nobody deserves it. Bullying is a serious issue that needs attention brought to. Parents needs to learn to talk and listen to their kids and schools need to take better actions to tackle bullying.
    I hope and pray nobody ever has to go through the things I’ve been through. Even to this day it’s hard for me to really talk about everything, but I’m healing. Very slowly but surely. My advice to anyone; surround yourself with people who love and respect you. Talk to someone. Anyone you can trust. Love lots. Smile and be a friend, a simple smile can make someone’s day, because all in all, you never know what that person could be going through. And please know that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how dark things seem to get for you. Don’t ever give up. Somebody loves you.