The Weekend Post #13: It's Okay To Be A Nerd. But It's Not Okay To Be Bullied

I had no posts scheduled for today, no photos to use and no ideas. So I decided to talk about a subject I've been meaning to bring up for a while now - intelligence. Nerdiness. Whatever you want to call it, this is quite a sensitive topic for me but considering I share most of my life with my blog, but not my blog with most of my life, I thought why the hell not?

Okay, I don't want to sound bragging, or unkind, but I am quite smart. Like, 100% on my English SAT smart. Like, mathematics lectures about A-Level courses when I'm 14 smart. I'm not the most humble person about it, but I wanted to clear up the fact that I do get good grades before I get into my story.

So, when I was younger I went to a pretty rough school. I say pretty rough now, didn't seem it at the time. I had an ok group of friends who soon turned on me, and I found myself wanting to get away from it all. My teachers didn't help too much, they gave out my pieces of writing as homework and gave me awards, but it just made things with my 'friends' worse and I was so happy to leave and go to my school now (as I would have done anyway as it was year 6).

I can't say life is perfect now I go to another school, but things are a lot better with friends who accept me for me and being surrounded by people who I can have amazing conversations with about subjects I don't know much about. Being honest, sometimes I do get beat down by having a Biology GCSE textbook in my hands when I'm walking through groups of small-minded teenagers, but I don't let it get to me - I have a great life, and I'm going to take what I have and use it.

I guess, what I'm trying to say is, if you've been bullied or are being at the moment for whatever reason, life gets better. It may have to get worse first, but don't let it. Pick yourself up, be strong, and learn. Because education is the key to your fortune, and life will be amazing one day. Now I love meeting my old classmates and using a load of posh language I know they won't understand and them looking at me in awe - it's a great feeling.

Make friends. But always be yourself, because I love you, and loads of other people do too.

Love forever, E X


  1. Lovely post! It's so easy to forget one's self in the midst of bullies... Xx


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