This weeks writing prompt over in The Sandbox Writing Challenge has us digging up the answer to the question “What Makes You A Survivor?”
I spent my morning Soul Stroll contemplating my answer to this question. I know I have touched on this in The SBC Week 5-What Makes You Different. I’ve linked it if anyone is so inclined to go back and read that post. I Am Different
I believe we are all Survivors. Our stories may be different, but there is no doubt in my mind that we have all been a victim at some point in our lives. My condensed story…. I was molested as a little girl…I was unloved by my parents….I was in a physically abusive relationship, and then married a man who was emotionally and mentally abusive…………..sadly, my story does not make me unique. Back then….I Was A Victim…………………
Today, I Am A Survivor.
I Am A Survivor because I choose to be.
I Am A Survivor because I have made peace with my past.
I Am A Survivor because I Will Not Forget it. Though it does not define me, it is a part of who I Am. And what I Am is Strong!
I Am A Survivor because I accept that I cannot go back and change what my life was back then…it was my journey, all of it, the good, the bad, and the ugly of it…..but it was this, my journey, that has brought me to My Here and Now…….
I Am A Survivor because in my Here and Now….My Life Is Good…REALLY REALLY GOOD.