𝐒𝐡𝐞’𝐬 𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐤𝐞𝐧.
𝐒𝐡𝐞’𝐬 𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐝.
𝐒𝐡𝐞’𝐬 𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐝.
𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟.
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This is a great quote that I am feeling right now as I write this. I recently pulled out a WIP that has been ongoing for a while that deals with some of the issues of bullying and surviving, and when I saw this quote it summed up my character so well. She goes through a few things which almost get the best of her but, despite everything she never gives, she stays true to herself, and she gets through it.
I’m still in the planning stages, but the workable title at the moment is ‘Un-breakable’.
Being broken and being bullied is something I have a great deal of experience with, and a lot of that experience is actual, personal experience.
I know how it feels to be broken to the point of no longer recognising the pieces, how it feels to suffer the pain in silence, and how it feels to eventually put those pieces back together again, or at least try to.
I speak quite a lot about surviving and being strong, and I tend to talk about it from a distance. So, today I wanted to lay it all on the line and let you all know that, most of the time, when I am giving this advice, I am giving it to myself.
I am comforting myself, and I am reminding myself.
And that’s another reason I related to this quote; as hard as it is to remain true to you, it is possible. It just may be a new version of you, and it may be a better, stronger version of you ☺
There is something about being broken, a lot of the time the pieces don’t realign properly when you try to put them back together. Thus, after each break, you may change slightly. You may never be how you were before. I like to think of these changes as growth rather than abnormalities.
No matter how hard it gets or how broken you feel, don’t ever let it change you unless it’s to get stronger than before ☺☺