My parents divorced right around the time I started elementary school.
My mom committed suicide right after I graduated from college.
I didn’t come from a thriving or growing area.
I’ve struggled with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, and probably a laundry list of other things.
I’ve had it hard in ways.
I’ve been broken.
I’m not playing the victim.
Life is hard.
We all have it hard in ways.
I get angry, bitter, and frustrated at times.
But I try to use everything that has happened for good.
I try to channel all of the pain I’ve felt into something constructive and positive.
That’s a choice we can make.
We can do good with it.
Or we can do harm.
Choose to do good.
I try to be a good person.
I try to do good.
I try be friendly and kind to people.
I try to make people feel better.
I don’t want to see anybody hurting, struggling, and suffering.
I don’t want anybody to feel pain.
Just because I’ve felt pain doesn’t mean others have to.
I want the opposite of all of the bad things I’ve felt for you.