Did you ever experience bullying? How did you deal with this?
- Yes, I experienced bullying on multiple occasions throughout my life. I was bullied in elementary school, two middle schools and two high schools. It was tough, because I was taught to stick up for myself and not allow people to do harm to me, thankfully, my bullying was all verbal but nonetheless, I never did stick up for myself. Normally, I would ignore it and say nothing, cry when I got home or had alone time, I would allow it to happen and not say anything to adults about it including my own family members. I pretty much did nothing. When I was being bullied by my own family sometimes, I did pretty much the same thing or I would lash out and cry, get mad and say really mean things back, remove myself from the room, etc.
Have you ever been a victim of bullying? Did you do anything about it, or tell anyone?
What Emotion Do You Feel Most Often?
- Somewhat of a difficult question to answer, but if I was being honest, I would say between frustration/sadness from thoughts of the past or flashbacks while listening to a song, and/or the feeling of being content — but not with life necessarily, just content because nothing is causing me to be extremely happy but at the same time, I am not upset either. My emotions are weird sometimes, especially when I am feeling emotional or in a vulnerable state of mind.
Do you carry emotional baggage? How can you deal with this?
- I’d say at one point in my life, I was carrying “emotional baggage” but as of now, I don’t have any. However, I do have times when I am emotional, but wouldn’t necessarily say it is baggage of any sorts. I believe the baggage I once carried hasn’t ceased for good, but doesn’t bother me as much. Not to mention, many things I get emotional over, are brought on by a trigger or flashback or thought and not all of it is a bad thing.
Are you currently carrying around emotional baggage? if so, how are you dealing with it?
Caution this video is of me being very, very excited that my team won the Superbowl!!! – The Patriots!