My current strength comes from a painful past.
When I look back on my childhood years and think about the awful things that occurred, I am left with mixed emotions: sometimes I am angry at what I had to endure, sometimes I am grateful for the people that helped me overcome those experiences, sometimes I am ashamed or embarrassed by how I allowed it to affect my life.
I am determined to make sure my past doesn’t destroy my future. Instead, I will use my past to make my future better. When I am faced with a difficult situation, I look back at my past and think,”If I can overcome that, then I should have no problem getting through this.”
My past was filled with pain, but my future is filled with strength.