Welcome back to another week of the “Share Your Story” series. Last week we had the very lovely Nicole Lauren Blake who share her very admirable and inspirational story. One where she turned a negative into such a positive outcome. One that lead her to her dreams. This week I have Katy, the author behind Something Different sharing her story.**Trigger Warning – post about loss of mother**
Hi, I’m Katy. I’m a Film Student from Derby. I love to write and make YouTube videos and have a passion with music. I write about lifestyle, beauty and mental health.
Losing a parent is hard, but it’s harder when you’re younger. They’re meant to be there for you until you have your own kids, but with me that isn’t the story.
I lost my mum at the age of 15 and within 6 months, I was taking my GCSE’s. I must say the hardest part was not going back to school or getting back to normal. But, times like these where I now am at University and am living my best life, I wish she could be here living it too.
Overcoming the bereavement of my mum was one of the hardest things I have ever done.
Losing the one person who understood you is the hardest thing anyone could go through.
I was bullied a lot growing up, but my mum was the one person who stuck by me and told me I was beautiful.
I knew I needed to be strong and make her proud so I bore on. Dedicated myself to passing my studies and then, nearly after a year she had died, I started YouTube. It helped me express myself and I did a memorial video for her and it kick-started me for what I wanted to do in life. I don’t know that if she was still alive, I would have found what I wanted to do. That sounds dark but I don’t mean it in a bad way.
I knew I needed to make her proud so I applied to University. I did it for both myself and her. I wanted to further my studies and make her proud that I could get into Uni and low and behold, I did. Since coming to Uni, I have found so many amazing people and found my voice in my blog which I adore. I cannot thank my mum enough for what she did when she was alive but she still continues to motivate me each day.
Thank you Katy for sharing your story. I cannot imagine what it must have been like for you but I am sure that you are making her proud every day.
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