I've always been someone that has largely flown under the radar. In school I was someone who just hung out with people I liked and had things in common with, which in a small country town was generally other farm kids, like me. Generally farm kids hung together, and town kids hung together in separate groups. Bullies were usually tougher girls who had hard upbringings themselves, who weren't very happy at home. Even though I don't remember actively participating in any bullying myself, I did sometimes stand by and allow other friends of mine to be bullied for fear the mean girls would then turn their attentions to me. It's something I'm not proud of and still think about today. I was only actively targeted by bullies once, in year 8 when a particular girl took a dislike to me, because I had two boys who wanted to be my boyfriend and she actually liked one of them, so I think it was out of jealousy. She recruited a bunch of her friends to target me both separately and in a group, which was a nightmare. They used to push me into lockers in the halls (oh SORRY I didn't see you there), sent me awful notes threatening me, and would separate me from my friends, spreading awful rumours about me. Fortunately it only lasted a few months before she moved schools. It was horrible and I'm thankful I only had to deal with it for a short time.