“There is Freedom in the Fight”
My boxing gloves are on and ready to fight! I’ve been fighting for my life, my right to live a “normal” life (whatever that is, if that’s even possible). What my abuser took away from me, I’ve had to fight hard to get back. He got off with no consequences (other than his conscience – hopefully). I’ve had to invest thousands and thousands of dollars in therapy, treatment, doctors, medications…..I was kicked out of cosmetology school twice because of my mental health issues. I’m stuck paying for student loans that I took out for school that I couldn’t complete because of how HE messed up my life. I’ve sought out help. I’ve fought hard. I still struggle on a daily basis, but I’ve come so much further than I ever believed I could. Back when the memories and flashbacks first started, over 10 years ago, people told me to just hold on and things would get better. My life was at such a dark place that I couldn’t believe what they were saying. I felt totally hopeless and helpless. But through years of therapy and treatment, I’ve learned to fight for myself and fight to get back what I deserve.
I AM WORTH FIGHTING FOR!
*and if you are a survivor, you are worth fighting for too!*