KALEY, IT GETS BETTER.
Kaley's having a blast in kindergarten. However, my mom told me that there's a boy who picks on her because she's the smallest kid in class. She has no problem telling the teacher about the situation but she's also a little hurt by it and rightfully so! Kids can be so cruel. But I know Kaley's a tough cookie. She confronted the bully by saying, "Stop it. I don't like it. Go away." And she walks away. What. A. Diva! I love that girl. I wish I had half her hard-ass personality growing up.
I still remember vividly, those dark days of kids tormenting me from elementary all the way to high school. It got so bad in 7th and 8th grade that the idea of ending things had crossed my mind (I promise this post will get sweeter, like an ice cream sandwich!). I didn't tell my family about the bullies because they were busy working and had problems of their own and I didn't know how to even tell them. "Mom, kids at school think I'm a faggot. They shout gay when they walk by me."
I didn't have that kind of heart to heart relationship with my parents. We bonded over karaoke, seafood dinners, and Chinese soap operas and that's it. I was scared and uncertain at the time. I didn't want them to think I was gay. I wasn't ready to come out yet. Heck, I wasn't even comfortable accepting it myself. Luckily, I had the support from two amazing friends (Han & Anna, I owe you ladies my life!) and teachers in high school.
It took some time to pretty much say "fuck those losers, I'm awesome!" And it got infinitely better when I went to college in Santa Cruz and had the best years of my life! So, there you go, here I am, my little contribution to the It Gets Better Project. Don't let idiots run your world. Believe in yourself and just do your thing. There's a bright future ahead for all of us and make sure to surround yourself with the best, freaken fantastic people who accept you for who you are.
Which reminds me of the list: 30 Things to Stop Doing To Yourself —
Stop spending time with the wrong people. Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you. You shouldn’t have to fight for a spot. Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth. And remember, it’s not the people that stand by your side when you’re at your best, but the ones who stand beside you when you’re at your worst that are your true friends.