The time I left a bully a black eye

Thursday, February 8, 2018 5912 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209, USA

What do you see looking back at you in the mirror? Too often we look at ourselves and aren't really happy with ourselves. Honestly, there were times I preferred not to look at myself in the mirror. Crazy right? As a child, I was bullied...BAD. I was called every name on that bully list. Back home I was "La güera" The white girl... because my skin was lighter than most people at my school.

 I really didn't care much until, girls telling me things and picking fights with me during PE, lunch, and restroom break time. Pretty much everywhere they could make me feel like a terrible human being. I had friends of course. Friends who would stick up for me and friends that had my back but I also had friends that became bullies them self so I am sure you could imagine we no longer were friends after that.
 I remember getting into a fight 6th grade in the restroom because the girl that would bully me told me in lunch "Ay I'll see you in the restroom after this." I was like "you think I'm stupid?"I went anyway... (laughing out loud right now) could you imagine? I was scared but when I went back to my 6th-grade class my 5th-grade bully told me she had my back and honestly if my ex-bully had my back then this other bully couldn't stand a chance.
 I got to the restroom and the bully and her sidekick freaked out when they saw who I showed up with. In my head, I said, "HAHA bully not so tough now are you?" A second later she was kicking, scratching, and pulling my hair. "This is what you call fighting," I said pushed her back and BOOM punched her in the eye. Let me just say the restroom was open so where we washed our hands and also got in a fight people walking in the hall could see so after I punched her a lady walked out of the office and we acted like nothing was wrong. I was more scared to get in trouble than to get my butt whooped. I really didn't want to swing at her and going there that wasn't my intnention at all but I did have to defend myself some how and all it took was one hit.
Since then I started to stand up to bullies even when they weren't bullying me. (No I did't get into more fights although, i'm sure I woudl have done great lol) But I just really hated when I got to high school and saw people get left out or called mean names. I became that person who wanted to sit with others who were alone. I actually remember a really good friend of mine sitting with me and people at school who were left out on a lot of occasions. I love kind-hearted humans that don't care what others think of them, they just continue being themselves. It's important to love your self. Every little piece no matter what others say about you.

We are all wonderful in our own way. Today and every day I encourage you to be the bigger person. Don't be the bully... be the person who sticks up for yourself and others YES. But, don't be the person who causes someone so many insecurities they actually become what you call them.

We can't change the whole world... but together we sure can make a HUGE impact.

I've come a long way since then. I never let bad people turn me bad I've only become more aware of what is going on every day around us. Some good...some bad. Just always remember how you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you AND if you are the one being bullied don't let them change you or stop you from being the B E A U T I F U L human you are.

Much love for ya'll


1 comment

  1. Thank you for sharing! ♥️ I related in your words. Keep doing it :)


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