So I don't know if you guys have heard of Mandy Harvey. Just a little background information, Mandy Harvey is a 29 year old lady whose audition for America's Got Talent 2017 blew up and got viral. She was diagnosed with a disorder around the connective tissues and at the age of 18 after falling ill, lost her hearing. Being completely deaf definitely brought her to a bottom low. But she wanted to do more with her life than give up. She held on to a dream she let go off once and that was music. She used muscle memory and a visual tuner to try get her voice back. Pitch perfect kind of come back. So she did and wrote her songs. Ultimately winning the hearts of the judges and earning her well-deserved golden buzzer. I'll link her audition below :) However, her audition was so much more than just her getting her long due reward. It was a message and a vessel to reach out to those people living through their bottom lows now. That one way or another, you have to make the first move to climb out that pit. No. I do not mean that you have to do this all on your own. Mandy clearly didn't. She had support. You need to find your support. But if you are on the other side of the frame, you need to take the initiative to be a support for those in the pit.
The thing was, the video clip and her life story spoke to me. She made me realize that there are boundaries out there in your life waiting for you to breakthrough. She really humbled me a lot and I really hope it does to you people reading this. Because there will always be a pit deeper than yours and if people who had fallen into those managed to get back on their feet and stand up on solid ground, there is no reason you cannot. It becomes a test of mentality strength. A test of resilience. Being someone who has experienced being ostracized and bullied during my younger days (not that I'm very old), I really became this person who caved in to the status quo of the social circle. I speak from the perspective of the kid who always tried to fit in and had to wear this facade on everyday in school. The kid who legitimately sits at the corner of every class. Managed problems only by himself because he was afraid that an additional problem, if known by someone else, could crush his life socially and mentally. I became blinded by my pit that was ever so shallow in comparison to many others. And I think taking the first step is always the most IMPORTANT and NECESSARY, in this case, it's acceptance. Accepting that you need help and you have an issue. That you have fallen into a pit. Your parents should always be the first people to talk to. But if your problems are family-wise, then friends or teachers or a counselor are fine too. You need trust as well. You think these people do not understand your situation? Make them. Emphasize the importance and it's negativity. Emphasize on your need for help. Because if you have fallen into that hole and you do nothing to get out, the light at the top of your head will only shrink. It eventually closes up. Cases of suicide and depression then comes in.
I guess what I'm really saying is to look at Mandy as a role model to fight. To not give up. To see hope. To accept. To save yourself. Because she survived, and so should you.
Mandy Harvey's Audition:
A little more about myself:)