The darkest nights are when the stars shine brighter.
Almost everyone has faced difficulty we know nothing about. Pain (very unpleasant circumstances) can be a great motivator for people to change. Some people never change until they feel a little pain. Something in their life must be uncomfortable, or unacceptable, before they will consider doing something new, unfamiliar or different.
Trauma or pain, can provide us with a lot of energy and focus. In other words, some people use pain to motivate themselves. They view stressors as positive challenges, rather than threatening problems.
In a way, you will be happy that you were bullied as a kid, because it made you learnt a great deal about compassion towards others. It also help you see the humanity in each person you meet, on your journey here on earth. Sometimes, we go through the worst, to get to the best.
We are all humans, dreaming of living a good life. Everyone has been through something that challenged them, that hurt them, or changed them, or broke them. So, you have to believe that each day will be better.
There are no disappointments in life, only lessons learned. We all have a story. You are a motivational speaker, probably because of the pain you went through in the past. You studied medicine, because you once suffered from a terrible illness. You are able to write great poems, because of the pain you feel in your heart. Some people became counsellors, because they were once abused.
So, no more regrets. Those challenges was a part of your GROWTH PROCESS. You are wiser and stronger now.