My life summarized into 500 words: I am not sure if anyone is actually going to read this but here goes. It all started on the 23rd of November, 1996. I was born into family with no children, only a loving mom and dad. I was born in Albany, GA. When I was one year old, my family moved to Savannah, GA. My childhood upbringing I guess you could say was very normal until the age of about three when my brother was born into the world. I For a while I felt like I didn’t get much attention and this probably taught me how to enjoy spending time alone. Then life went back to normal. I began to attend primary school as a normal child, and things went pretty smoothly for the next few years aside from bullying and a few other childhood problems.
I think the start at school has shaped me into who I am today. I was always a very shy and quiet child and I did not like to interact with people. I did not make any friends until the end of primary school, but even then they were temporary.
Things began to change when I entered middle school. I was confused about everything. I was also fortunate to be very intelligent, like very, very intelligent. I made top marks in all my subjects all throughout school and I guess that was a big reason why I did not have many friends. This went on until the start of grade eight. At first everything was going smoothly, but I began arguing with my family. We disagreed about almost everything. My family finally decided we wanted nothing to do with each other. Our relationship more or less fell apart and for several years we just did our own thing.
This was probably the changing point in my life. I had never really had anyone there for me except my mom and dad and at that moment they lost their ability to help me and I was on my own. I do not hate them for the choices they made, it is just the way they were brought up, and that is ok.
Around this time, one of my closest friends took her life. This had a huge impact on my life. I still remember the day it happened. I couldn’t believe it; I didn’t want to believe it. I decided to devote my life to suicide awareness/prevention in her memory. Sometimes life is hard, but it gets better. Since then I’ve had two other friends pass away and I’ll tell you that it doesn’t get easier. But just hang in there. You’ll be fine. Live a life that would make them proud.
At the end of eighth grade (2011) I graduated middle school at the age of 14 with high marks in all subjects.
At the start of 2011, I was accepted into one of the leading art and design schools in my region. My major is film and my minor is visual arts.
I hope to enter an artistic field after graduating high school. Whether that be music, visual arts, or something else, I am not sure yet. I think that I would make a good writer.
By late 2011, my life began to spiral out of control. I’m not going into great detail, because it’s not really anybody else’s business, but I guess I could just say that I’m very lucky to be alive. I was admitted into a residential treatment center in February, 2012. I was a resident there for nine months. It was been extremely hard, but I’ve gotten my life back together and it has made me a stronger individual. I guess at the time it was what I needed, and I’m fortunate that my parents made the sacrifice to help me out. It made me realize how much they love and care about me. They mean the world to me now.
Through this journey I’ve realized a few things. Every little thing holds beauty. No matter how small or insignificant. Also, It gets better. It has to. Just give everything time and I promise you that things will improve. The most important thing is that I realized that life really is worth living. It’s worth it for you too. You can do anything, because you are made of everything.
I have learned a lot from my life experiences, the main being that it is never ok to hate on anyone for any reason whatsoever. I am also single to this day, not very keen on relationships. I enjoy being single and on my own anyway. Right now I am happy to make other people happy, and to see what life throws at me next. Please do not reblog this post, I just want it on my blog. Thank you if you actually took the time to read this! <3
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