Why do bullies bully?
What makes a person so hateful and cruel that these traits carry into adulthood?
Why do emotionally weak people like myself fear them?
Why is it so hard to stand up against them?
I've always been bad at keeping New Year's resolutions, but I did set one major goal for myself. It's more of a self-help thing, really, and that's to not let people get under my skin. It's almost like a deer tick, burrowing in and making you feel sick. I've been challenged a lot the past couple of days, but I've picked that tick out before it got a grip and had a laugh about it. So far, so good.
When I promised myself I would take better care of my mental health in 2018, I knew this would be my biggest hurdle. Mental health matters. Besides, how can I tell my kids to stand up against bullying if I can't do it as an adult? My weakness makes me feel pathetic, I am tired of living in fear, and I need to set a good example for my children as they navigate their challenging teenage years.
Enough is enough. #standupagainstbullying