“Some people won't be happy until they've pushed you to the ground. What you have to do is have the courage to stand your ground and not give them the time of day. Hold on to your power and never give it away.”
― Donna Schoenrock
It all happened in grade 6. I finally found myself. After all that bullying that it was the perfect time. I always got bullied for looking a bit different from everyone else. In grade six a lot of people would call me names and bug me just because they all knew I wouldn’t do anything about it. It was one day when I completely broke down everything I had been holding in came right out. Which was the perfect time for it, I realized right away about how stupid any of those comments were. I might have been a bit bigger than anyone else but that doesn’t mean I’m any worse than them. I am still a good person with good friends and family. I am a great person no matter what all those jerks say.
Back in grade six I just remember thinking, “when am I going to get away from these people?”
I was sitting in the band room, first period of school. I was sitting there just getting bullied; it was the most pain I have ever felt. The names I got called were so bad, the big thing was, is that not one person would talk to me when it was happening. It was horrible. I would never wish for someone to go through what I went through even though it happens all the time.
It’s that one person who gangs up on you with their friends. You grow up with them from elementary school all the way until high school. That just won’t give up on targeting you for being different. You try as hard as you can to just ignore them but you just can’t. It really eats away at all your self-confidence. No matter how stupid and fake these comments seem, you still take them seriously and believe what they say. You just take every single little comment to heart.
Although grade six was such a rough year for me, I also think it was a great year. All that bullying really showed me how strong I could be. It hurt a lot to get bullied the way I did. Honestly if none of that had happened it wouldn’t be where I am today. Today I am probably in one of the best places I have ever been. I have amazing friends who support me no matter what. I have really found myself through all that bullying. I would never want to take anything back, everything that has happened in the past completely shaped me into the person I am today.