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When I was in 6th grade my friend and I were playing on a 5m platform diving board. I witnessed my friend fall from the platform and become seriously injured. She was in the hospital for about one month. I was so happy she made a full recovery. Yet I remember it being very difficult to go to school. Everyone would ask me questions about what happened. Some would even bully me in that it was my fault. I remember feeling like the fox from the Disney movie the fox and the hound when I wasn't allowed to spend time with my friend anymore. Her parents did not want me to play with their daughter (my friend). I suppose it is second nature for a parent to protect their child yet again I carried a false sense of shame that was incongruent with the truth.
I would get panic attacks every so often. As a young person I initially thought I was having a heart attack. I stayed at home alot and didn't talk to my friends over a period of several months because I felt ashamed of my panic attacks. I felt drawn to watching Dr. Phil every day after school. Learning about psychology informally was an unrealized interest of mine at the time.
I would spontaneously journal as a young person. From doing so I gained a high level of empathy for others and deep sense of intuition.
I found inspiration in helping others to be safe. I became a lifeguard at 16 years old then at age 21 I earned my license as a Registered Nurse. I currently assist in delivering babies.
I have learned that: 1 the very thing that we think is holding us back can actually be the very thing that is developing and strengthening the character.

2 and it is better to suffer a bit to achieve your dreams than it is to significantly suffer by not making change and staying stagnant.
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This is a very interesting story :)
When I was a kid, english was a hard subject for me. Also, at the age of 12 we had to move and I had to go to another school, where most of the kids didn't like me and I got bullied. Though I have managed to find a couple of friends there.
For our English lessons students were separateed into 3 small groups, with 10 people max per group. Sadly, the cheaters decided who goes where and I was put into the group, while all my friends wwent to others. I remember when lesson started, I didn't want to enter the class room, I stayed next to the door crying from fear, because I performed bad at english lessons, and it make other kids bully me even more.
My mom found it out and signed me up for english courses and hired the tutor for me.
I have C1 in English now, got a lot of friends and travelled to many countries :)
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What great stories, thanks for sharing, guys!
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Very inspiring stories
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Strong people and motivating stories
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