By Rayne Wilcox / LifeAtStart.com Reporter
Around school, I am known as a happy-go-lucky girl who never has a frown on her face and laughs at serious moments when she shouldn’t, but sometimes things get too much for me to handle and I feel like breaking down, which is when I turn to writing the most.
At the age of 9, I got into writing after losing my brother, Jordan, to suicide. I wasn’t any good at it. Bad grammar, bad punctuation, and bad spelling, but I didn’t care about that at the time. It was my coping skill and jotting down my thoughts with a pen helped me more then anything else.
I never knew how much writing would help me get through tough times until I started getting bullied by a few girls at my elementary school. I missed eight days of school a year, because I didn’t want to deal with the constant ridicule by these girls.
I would constantly go home into my room and not talk to anyone in my house. I became distant and someone that I wasn’t proud of. I’ve grown far from that time and I’m in a much better place now than ever before.
I want everyone who is in a dark place in their life to write, draw, and color, or anything you enjoy doing that will help you get through it. I promise you it will work. You may not feel 100%, but you will feel relieved when you let go of everything that is running through your head.
It’s been a very long road for me from where I was and where I am now. I still have my days when I’m not feeling the best and I feel like I’ve lost my way, but I know I’ll be okay as long as I have a pen and a piece of paper there to help me.
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