One thought turns to another and soon we’re spiraling and crippled by doubt. I don’t want to live in fear anymore. I’ve recently taken a stand in some things that I was previously completely destroyed by and caught up in. We often underestimate the power relationships have over us, but it was relationships that destroyed me, and relationships that saved me.
I’ve been clinging to the wrong things thinking that they could save me, but in the end, I’m still responsible for me, and they’re responsible for them. I can’t do anything to change that. But I do need to stop taking responsibility for things I shouldn’t and start taking responsibility for the things I should.
I’ve felt trapped, like I didn’t have a choice. And I don’t even know why. I look at it and see how messed up the situation’s been. I don’t see any way that anyone could justify it, and yet, I have, and I still continue to sometimes. I’m not bound by it anymore, but I’m still tempted to go back sometimes.
I think that’s what bothers me most. I see the truth, and yet, in this, I don’t know how to live by it. I don’t live according to my values in this one area, and it tears me apart. I’ll learn eventually. I know I will. It’s the in between time that’s the most challenging.
Someday I hope to look back on this with gratitude, because this has changed who I am. How I view myself and how I view others. There’s been a lot of negative, but I’m starting to see the positive. It’s in the deepest depths that we begin to grow.