Personal Narrative: My Life In Elementary School

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Many aspects in my life could be considered “life changing” but I decided to write about the one that helped me the most. Now I’m sure to some this won’t seem “life changing” but it is one that was surely the toughest and most relieving to go through. So shall I start from the beginning?

I’m going to go all the way back to elementary school. I was a happy kid when I was younger but in 4th grade I transferred to a different school and started getting bullied. I got bullied for being new, for being different but at that age, it didn’t hurt that much. That was until middle school came. Literally the worst days of my life to this day. Not even being told at 14 that I had Stage One Melanoma (skin cancer) even comes close to those days of torture.
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I barely passed 8th grade and it took every teacher I had to help me through that year. They all believed I could do great things but I didn’t. I passed that year with average grades and moved on to my freshman year in high school. Freshman year I really expressed myself more than I ever did in middle school. I was clinically depressed and anxious but I was doing okay for a kid who panicked about walking the halls. The people that bullied me in middle school grew up a little and realized that they couldn’t bother me anymore so they would leave me alone. It never ended there. There were many bullies in high school and they were plain cruel. I got followed home, blocks of wood thrown at me, pinched, shoved, and screamed at on a regular basis but I never hid who I was. Even after transferring to an online school, I still got followed home and hate spat at me as I walked the street going home. I remember one of the teachers there telling me I was so bright and outgoing even with everything going on. Before I dropped out of school, she told me she believed that I could do amazing things in life as long as I kept to it. Dropping out of high school was probably the most relieving thing of my life but also the scariest. Being labeled as a “high school dropout” still bothers me to this day but I enrolled in the Adult Basic Education Program at Neosho County Community College the day I left so they couldn’t say that for long. I was only …show more content…
After all those years, I felt free. Free from the bullies. Free of the harassment. True freedom feels amazing. I’m glad I made the decision I did because I have never felt happier in my entire life. I am now in college pursuing nursing and it feels great. Many of the people that bullied and harassed me have since learned the consequences of doing so on their own. Some of them have actually came up to me when I’m running errands and have apologized for their actions which shows serious maturity to me. I can say that I’m truly happy now as I have many reasons to be.

My life when from the worst of the very worst to pure bliss when I dropped out of high school. I will never regret my decision to get my GED as it has shaped me into the person I am today. Today I am a happy 16 year old girl who never would have thought this happiness was possible years ago. I have my loving, but often dysfunctional, family and a few friends from high school who have been really supportive of me since. But I wouldn’t want it any other

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