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I was in Year 9, being bullied and five months off losing all my friends due to one person’s vindictive actions. Ten years on, the world has changed. I don’t live in the same town, or the same house, and I’m not surrounded by the same people. My ambitions for the future now are something I’d never even thought of ten years ago, and something I didn’t consider for most of the decade. I also have interests now that if you’d have asked me about being into them ten years ago, I probably would have laughed in your face. Simply put, I’m not the same person either. I don’t even have the same name. I do think the things I’ve got into over this decade have definitely shaped who I am now. At one point, I was recording songs and uploading them to YouTube, and now I want to record…

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… but still you eat another chocolate bar, watch another episode on Netflix, put another picture on social media. All the while, your dreams, wants and desires sit like a pile of books on your bedside table, waiting to be read. The dust starts to settle, and the pile gets higher with another book you’ve started because you left it so long after page ten that you’ve forgotten what little happened in the first one. More dust. Your phone’s new home becomes the top of your “to-read” pile. It will never collect dust. The closest those books get to being read is being brushed by your fingers as you fumble for your phone in the morning. At some point, you take note and tell yourself that you’ll pick it up again tonight but when tonight comes, you’re so tired that your head hits the pillow and then the day is…

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