My life was filled with abuse, betrayal, struggle, broken hearts, and lies. I didn’t let it define me in a negative way. I used my struggles to become the person I am today….I didn’t know at the time I was tough. I never saw myself as strong. I didn’t see myself as someone of any worth. I was told by people all around me that I would never be anything or anyone. I was told all the time that I wasn’t important, wasn’t worthy, and wouldn’t succeed. Maybe their definition of success was wrong….because here I am now. I’m strong….I had to find my strength, but I did. I am worthy…..I am loved….and I help other people find that. I’ve made mistakes, and I’ve taken wrong turns. I’ve believed in people who never believed in me. I have hit rock bottom. I found myself alone too many times because I believed what they all told me. They were liars. They were there to bring me down…..and they couldn’t. It may have seemed at times that they did…..but I always got back up. But not always by myself….there were many hands that reached down to pull me up to where I am today. True people….with good hearts. I’m here today….the person I am today….because of everything I went through in the past. I let it define me….but only as someone who doesn’t let their struggles bring them down. As a person who overcomes.
Don’t let your past define you in a negative way. That is just too easy. Use your past as inspiration to move forward stronger and wiser.