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I would say getting through high school, not only with the bullying, but in the last two years especially I was dealing with chronic fatigue and the autoimmune conditions, which meant I was sleeping 16 hours a day and missed a LOT of class. Apart from missing the material, that meant I became more alienated from any friends I did have and that combined with the illness took its toll mentally, leading to issues I still have and a suicide attempt at 16. Of course there was puberty on top of all that!

Things get hard now, but I don't think things will ever be as difficult as they were then. I look back and have no idea how I got through it, tbh! I was actually disappointed with my Advanced Higher results (final year of school) but that's my too-high standards! I did well on them and got into uni no problem. :)

O.k., I feel like I'm simply bigging myself up here, so I'll stop! Sometimes I feel like a different person fought through all that, really. :)
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Date: 2011-11-14 08:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] richard-vw.livejournal.com
Thank you :) High school's just a rotten experience for plenty, isn't it? I'm still kind of pretending it never happened!

Date: 2011-11-13 05:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/__cottoncandy__/
That IS an awesome accomplishment! I know how bullying can take a toll on a person. Congratulations!! I am proud of you too.

Date: 2011-11-14 08:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] richard-vw.livejournal.com
Thank you :D

Date: 2011-11-13 10:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katie087.livejournal.com
That is an accomplishment that you should be proud of! I bet most others wouldn't make it through all of that. Well done :)

Date: 2011-11-14 08:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] richard-vw.livejournal.com
Thank you :) I kept getting told to take a year out but I'm too stubborn for my own good!

Date: 2011-11-14 05:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] untamedphoenix.livejournal.com
I think you're doing great despite all of what you've gone through and have to deal with, and I bet you'll just keep doing better and better as the days go on.

Date: 2011-11-14 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] richard-vw.livejournal.com
Thank you! I hope so - I think a lot of it is my mindset getting better with the health issues; they're not going to get any better, but when I started to accept that, things did get easier to deal with.

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