A Year Has PassedA Year has Passed
Like Socrates said, “Wonder brings wisdom.” If you do not wonder about something how will you ever learn?
My abuser did not want me to have knowledge, because knowledge is powerful, and that is what he took away from me, because he wanted power and control over me.
Sometimes the hardest lessons in life are the ones that make you the strongest. Those are also the times when you find out who your true friends are
Sometimes, all you need is one really good friend by your side coaching you on, and most importantly you have to be your own coach.
It is not easy, but changing your ways is the only way to change your life.
You cannot change your life if you are not willing to change yourself first. But, you have to do it for yourself and not anyone else, not even your children. They can be your motivation, but you need to do it for you in order really accept and make a change.
Learning how to love, trust, relax, and be confident and to live a healthy life style is a good start.
I have so many things to be happy for and not enough to be sad about. Be grateful for everything.
First, you need to love yourself before you can love anyone else.
Today, I have decided like so many other days to take control of my life, and I’m the only one that can do it.
With every loss there is a gain.
I thought I was doing the right thing. But, I did not think about how my choices were going to affect me and the ones I love.
We have all made careless thought less choices at one point in our lives. We cannot change the past, but we can change our future. By learning from our mistakes, growing from them and continuing to believe in ourselves.
No one is perfect and it is too stressful to try, it is easier just to be you
Victims think they need to suffer before they can enjoy. They put others before themselves. I thought I needed to do that in order to be a better person, but all I was doing was making myself feel unworthy.
I would always have to justify my actions, and feed into my guilt; it would go on and on. I never said NO, even if I didn’t want to. Then I would be mad at myself because I didn’t really want to do it, and I would be taken advantage of.
I do not need to suffer to reap the rewards. I can say no. I do not need to justify my actions, and I am done with feeling guilty for things I did not cause and cannot control.
I am moving through life at a better pace, trying to get to a better place.
I am done with always going through obstacles in life, and I am the one who has caused them. If I can be more responsible, if I am able to pay my bills, correct my mistakes and face my problems I know I will be able to take control of my life. If I continue to look at these problems in a positive problem solving way and let my thoughts flow instead of cluster, I will be able to grab a hold of my life and take it back.
By, Angela Warren
Domestic Violence Survivor