Abuse Doesn’t Define You

youthPeople say that growing up with a hard life makes you a hard and difficult individual.  One, that is absolutely not true.  Two it’s all in how you make life the way you choose it.

I didn’t choose to be physically and sexually abused but I couldn’t control my birth parent’s ways, reactions and other addictions.  I guess being the oldest one of two, it just came that way. Also having to feed my baby brother as a toddler shouldn’t be the way stuff happens. Like I said, I couldn’t have all that control.

I wish that kids, youth, young adults shouldn’t have to go through some of the crap that goes on in our early life and sometimes struggling lives. But like I said, we can’t always control what goes on in this world. But there’s one thing that we can do and that’s control ourselves.

I control who I am, what I do, and how I make it too the next day and the next. And all you have to do is keep your head held high and walk away and you can do anything: change the world, be a doctor, lawyer or whatever you want. You just have to remember one thing and that is JUST DO IT.

Our young adult author would like to remain anonymous.