Adult Bullying – It Happens, Exists and it Hurts Like Hell!
I began to write about a different subject, but my heart is lingering in a different place. I have found myself once again the victim of unwanted bullying and it hurts!
Yes, I am an Empowered woman, a strong woman and a woman that won’t quit, yet I find myself weakened by the onslaught of whispers, looks, laughter and jeers.
I find it difficult to get close to people that may or may not be aware of what is happening. You see my bully quickly befriends them and fills their head with poisonous lies. I find myself evaluating if getting close and then having them turn away from me suddenly is worth the trouble.
I know that I am not the only person who is suffering from the woes of adult bullying. I hope that my words and admission give you courage and strength. You are not alone and either am I!
I have considered speaking to people in authority, but the reality is I may be perceived as the trouble maker. I may not be taken seriously or they my choose to sweep my concerns under the rug. I am not willing to risk another negative outcome at this point.
Confronting my bully is a waste of time. They know what they are doing and find pleasure in my pain. I am not willing to risk more ridicule and lies at this point.
The truth is I feel helpless and I feel like I have no one and no where to turn. I have been chronically bullied on and off over the years. Frankly I am tired and just want to quit! I do not want to be in this situation. I do not want to be subjected to this shame for a year, but my current location is a part of my long term goal.
I hate to let others ruin this for me, but I am spent! The hateful evilness I have endured over the years has wore me down.
What is an Empowered Person to Do?
At this point I will continue on my journey of personal empowerment. It hurts like hell and I even shed tears. The road ahead may be rocky and even inflict emotional and mental wounds that will take years to heal. Be that as it may, I value the education I am getting and will endure the hardship to reach my goal. This isn’t anything that me, God and Oprah can’t handle (said with an honest smile).
I will keep you updated along the way. If you are experiencing bullying, you are not alone! Pull yourself together, cry if you must but do not quit or give up on you!