It hurts to feel that loneliness and feel like something is wrong with me… that no one could love me.
BUT… I am NOT
-an 8 year old whose dad just died.
-a 12 year old who just survived physical abuse.
-a 14 year old who feels hopeless and worthless after experiencing emotional abuse… from my own mouth.
-a 16 year old who feels completely out of control, that is tired of walking on egg shells and who thinks she know everything.
-a 19 year old college student hiding out in my dorm room.
-a 20 year old college student tripping over pride, fear of losing control, and afraid that my counselor would leave me.
-a 21 year old college student growing, but afraid to graduate.
I AM a 22 year old with coping skills. I have a choice to engage in healthy behavior. I am safe. I have friends and family that care about me. I have a college degree and a job. I have survived and I am moving forward. I am not stuck. And when I find myself sitting in a pit, I can always choose to get up and move forward.