A letter to my 15 year old self

Today’s therapy session was hard. I cried a lot. We covered a lot of ground.

I talked about when I was bullied at the age of 15 and I realised that I have never got over it. One of my best friends stopped talking to me for several weeks, and made everyone else stop talking to me too. For weeks no-one spoke to me at school. Then one day they all just started talking to me again and I never found out what it had all been about. To this day I have no idea.

I think that’s why I am so afraid of being alone and lonely and I’ve surrounded myself with people. I’ve realised I’m actually scared of myself. It’s time I showed compassion to my 15 year old self. It’s time to forgive myself.

To my 15 year old self: –

It was not your fault

You were bullied

You can never blame yourself for what happened

You are beautiful and strong

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