If I could read out this speech to you myself, then I would. You guys have done alot for me and for that I want to thank you. When I first came to the collage, I was scared and unsure. I outcast and excluded myself because after a life time of bullying, I never knew how else to act. I was quiet and withdrawn and not very sociable. It's not the way I wanted to be but I had no clue how else to be.

I sat alone and people though I was giving them dirty looks when they asked me a simple question. The truth was I never meant to give funny looks. In the past people would ask me questions just to take the piss out of my answeres, or the way I talk as sometimes I stutter and mess up my words due to a complicated form of dislexia. I was never sure how to answer someone who was, for once, asking me an honest question.

I was too blind to see it back then, but now I know I was holding onto the issues of my past too much and just could not let go. I really did feel accepted by you all, but part of me couldnt accept that things were actually changing. I was still angry at the world, and I couldnt help but harbor that anger.

But despite all of the hard times with me, the ups and downs and rivelry with a certian other person... nameing no names... you all stood beside me, and theres no better an example than the last day I spent with you all. You all sood by me against someone who often sturred troubble. You all came out of the dressing room to talk to me and made sure I was alright. It wasnt untill that moment that I could let go of my past with bullying.

Now, after a whole year of you all helping me and standing by me I've completely changed, and you never got to see just how far I've come.

Now I can feel confident talking to people. I've been meeting loads of new people and now, thanks to my new bravery I've met someone who has recently become my boyfriend. I can go out with new friends and enjoy myself without feeling outcast or withdrawing myself. And I can now stand up for myself against people who try to pick on me, and not let it bother me so much. I've become a better person than I've ever been and it's all thanks to you guys.

I'll always be thankfull to all of you for changing me for the better. And this is gonna be corny, but I really have been changed for good ^^

I thank you all, love you all, and wish you the best of luck in the future, love Crystal BVB xxx