DAY 2: WRITE SOMETHING THAT SOMEONE TOLD YOU ABOUT YOURSELF THAT YOU NEVER FORGOT.
So this post will not be as cheery as the rest of the posts I’ll make for this challenge, but this is an event that happened to me long ago that I feel fits this topic the best. This occurred during the summer between 6th and 7th grade. I was in Utah on a family vacation- we went to Vegas, The Grand Canyon, Bryce National Park etc. and I was sitting in my room alone. I think I was listening to music but I’m not sure- some of the details from this time are very fuzzy. I know I was talking to this one boy, however. I had a huge crush on him the previous school year and I really wanted to go out with him. I remember that we had been emailing before and he seemed kind of interested in me and whatnot, but then I got the most devastating email. I don’t remember what he said word-for-word but I remember that he told me that I was ugly and fat and he was being extremely vicious towards me. This absolutely crushed my self-esteem and feelings. I developed anorexia and I absolutely hated myself. For the years to come I struggled with my eating disorder, self-harm, negative thoughts and so forth. The boy wasn’t everything that contributed to my problems but it definitely set it into motion and made me extremely unstable.
Fast-forward to now- I’m doing great! I’m happy with myself, confident, and I love life. Of course I have sad and bad moments but I can deal with them in healthy ways and I get through it. 🙂
So if anyone is going through cyberbullying or any sort of harassment, stay strong. It can be difficult, giving up can seem easier than going through it but you can get through it. I’m living proof. You got this. 🙂 ❤ 🙂 ❤ 🙂
Sending love and positivity to everyone. ❤