Sunday, October 2, 2011

Does the truth matter anymore or is it just a myth of our being?

As you may have seen, if you are so inclined to read my mother's blog (My Bead Journey), I started college a little over a month ago. Wow, right, it has been that long already. In that time, I have a near lifetime or at least show season worth of stories to tell. Some good, some heart breaking. However, I have been asking myself this question lately. Does the truth matter?

Roommates teach people many things through their college careers, however, all mine have taught me is hardship and how my strength is the only thing keeping me alive, literally. The people that I am living with have made me uncomfortable to the point where I stopped eating and it was hard for me to even go to the bathroom without locking my bedroom door and the bathroom door. The lies that they have told and the petty things that they have done have forced me to become sick of everything all together. The will to survive was the only thing standing between me and well, you know how that goes.

This is my comeback, and my outcry.

If anyone in college that you know or if you are said person, please, be strong for yourself and speak out. In these past weeks I have been bullied by my roommates, put through the mediation ringer, and even lightly cyberbullied. Don't let what happened to me happen to you or whomever you may know that is going through this or has. Find support. This is an aweful thing to go through and no one should do it alone. Find support and draw attention to this problem that I feel at least so few people actually know about. Even through we are adults, no one should be treated this way, no matter their age, gender, race, and personality.

Get help now.


Posts will be slow due to school work, but I will do my best.


  1. My darling daughter you are an amazing woman and I admire your strength and courage. I am truly blessed that you are my daughter and my friend!

  2. Congratulations Shelby, on being such a strong woman. I know what you're going through as I've been there myself, and so have a couple of special people in my life. Just because other people are mean to you, doesn't make you less of a person, in fact, it makes you more! Good luck with the rest of college!
    Ps, in case you were wondering, I'm a friend of your Mum's

  3. In life, it’s really wiser not to expect but to hope, because in expecting, you’re asking for disappointment while in hoping, you’re inviting a surprise.
    God is the reason why even in pain we smile, even in sorrow we believe.
    Even in betrayal we trust and even in fear we continue to fight. You are Strong and will persevere. Remember you are admired and Loved by many and what those small minded individuals are doing will come back to haunt them later. Im proud of you Miss Shelby! Stand Tall!

  4. Hang in there - do what you think is right and fight for what you believe in.
    Don't let others bully you.