There is a special moment in someone’s life where he or she finds the one thing they truly love and will do anything to keep pursuing it. They sometimes receive support (the ‘Yes, you can do it.’ phrase) or get criticized harshly (the ‘No, you won’t be able to do it.’ phrase). But, when that person starts to pursue and produces exceptional quality, then they have found the key to transforming their own world. For me, as my topic for this article says, it was writing that held the key to changing the course of my world in an instant.

It all started on New Year’s Eve 2015 when I had to come out as a victim of the crime and disease known as bullying. I wanted to find a way to let the world know the 6-year-old suppressed feelings that had succumbed me to become the silent, innocent, emotional wreck I was known to people as. At first, I thought of recording a video and using my voice as a medium but could not bring out the confident speaker in me as a result of my voice cracking or I wasn’t able to form the words correctly. Then I thought of writing my feelings down and use that to tell them how I felt. As I wrote it down I realized for the first time in probably my entire life, I felt peace and calm surging through my entire body and providing me with warmth and relaxation. I cried tears of joy when I felt it and I hit the button that would soon propel me to having for the first time, a sense of pure joy.

There were some who gave me love and support, while there were some who told me they know what I had gone through and were ready to help me out. And I didn’t understand because of all the things happening all at once but in the end, they all pointed out to me that it touched their hearts because of the way I had written it. They were the ones who gave me the green signal to keep pursuing this and see what I come up with.

And thus began what came to be the best thing that ever happened to me. It became my solace to what was the toughest time in my life. It became my key to unlock the door to a changed and transformed life.

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