I don’t have fond memories of my school years. I was picked on from about second grade through eleventh grade. I never knew what would bring the teasing on–perhaps being the only person in second grade to have to wear glasses? (This was long before contact lenses.) Or maybe it was my shyness–often I couldn’t think of anything to say in peer-to-peer conversation, so I was quiet. (When you are in school, any little difference from what is considered “normal” makes a person ripe for picking on.) Maybe the teasing of the moment revolved around my non-existent athletic ability (if a team had to pick me, the kids groaned and I wished for the ground to swallow me). Continue reading
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August 4, 2018 · 12:45 am
There Is Life After High School
Filed under Faith Matters, Life Issues, Life Lessons
Tagged as American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, bullying, Confidence, God, high school, life, maturity, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, opportunities, Out of the Darkness Walk, perspective, school years, suicide prevention, teasing
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