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Bullying, Losing, and not

“When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.” —Meryl Streep

I know, everyone in the interwebz is posting and retweeting this right now. But stay with me for a bit.

I’ve been thinking about how I want to be treated, and surrounding myself with people who support me. I’m working on not being taken for granted, of stating my worth and not being undervalued. Now I still kind of suck at it, but I’m trying.

So what does this have to do with bullying? It’s (luckily) not bullying in the traditional sense, but it is an assertion of my worth. Because I do think I’m working to prevent undervaluing myself and my worth. I’m struggling to find my place in the world, struggling to show that what I do is worthwhile. Struggling to prevent being bullied, because bullying takes many forms whether explicit or not.

But, just like the amazing Meryl Streep said, with conscious effort we will persevere and I will figure it all out. Someday. Sometime.

photo of my 2015 MedX ePatient pin, which I finally found in a sock drawer… it inspires me to try, to strive, to push myself

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