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This is what your parents don't teach you growing up: that everything is a learning experience, even for them. That things change. That sometimes a decision is a wrong one. That there's no handbook or manual for life, and that there's no right or wrong way to live your life. And that thing we call 'living life' is just making it up as you go.
I have traveled a very long, hard road to my present place of healing. I am still often amazed that I have survived both my abuse and myself and am now in a position to give back. My mission is to let those struggling with abuse/mental health issues know that you can climb out of the deepest, darkest corners of hell. There is still a life worth living inside you.