A Whole New Life

A friend once told me "the moment you open your eyes, you will never be able to close them again." At the time I was not sure what she meant, but now I understand. I can see the kind of life I had, the life I was told to live and the future that I would have been forced to endure. I opened my eyes to the reality of my situation and now I can never go back. Not that I would ever want to.

Religion had forced me into a specific life and I am grateful that I have found the strength to escape. Now I am free and am happy to share my experiences with others. I feel like I am discovering life for the first time and although there are a few regrets in my thoughts, I would never want to go back to the life that I had.
SeekingAmanda SeekingAmanda
22-25, F
1 Response Jan 23, 2013

I much feel the same way. I do what I can to understand my regrets as they shaped my life and perhaps i wasen't ready for some unkown reason that those events helped me prepare for this. I dont know why you have a new life but I am glad you do and that you can share it.