“I love you so much and you truly are not just fans, you’re my friends, you’re my family. I love you.”
People say sticks and stones may break your bones, but names can never hurt you, but that’s not true. Words can hurt. They hurt me. Things we said to me that I still haven’t forgotten. I learned that you go through things, you deal with them, and that is what empowers you and ultimately makes you a happy person. Do I think I still need work? I think everyone needs work. I just keep working on myself. We can’t control all in life… but what we CAN do is look ahead and dictate where we go next.
One of the hardest things was learning I was worth recovery. I had so many issues underneath that needed to be taken care of and we kept putting band aids over it.
“Our secrets can be so toxic and we don’t even realize it. I had to learn that keeping things inside me was part of why I wanted to use alcohol and drugs in the first place - to hide from myself. When I started opening up, I started to heal. By talking to someone and expressing how I feel, I’m able to relieve the power of the emotion that’s been weighing me down.”