I’ve been away for awhile. I’ve been working really hard at a lot of new things in my life. I’ve made plenty discoveries, one of which, is that I have been a very weary traveler; Traveling through a maze of deceit and abuse. I have received verbal and physical injuries along the way. That is my past. My past has been told.
My future is unfolding before me. The nightmares have finally receded to the darkness and shadows of memories better left forgotten. Happily ever after is still eluding me so far, but my contentment is finally here. While I search for a better tomorrow, I have found my way clear of the chaos today. I now exist for the peace in my existence at last.
I have taken the steps needed to change with my ever changing world. First step, was getting out of the abusive relationship. It was an endeavor that I’ve come to realize should’ve been done long ago. I can see that so clearly now. I should’ve been able to escape the clutches of evil he laid out as my path through life. Instead, I relied on the elusive images of someone I thought was there with me, but never really was.
My next step led me to the Haven, a safe place of understanding. A place where his lies could unfold to become my truths once again. For me, and the other weary travelers that meet there, we have found acceptance. This helped me to see that I was never really as alone as he always wanted me to feel. I got to express my pains and sorrows with no judgements brought against me.
In doing this, I then found the power to take many more steps. The steps that led me to the rediscovery of the person I always knew I should be. I am no longer a no one. I am just as real as everyone else. My feelings matter too. I am no longer overpowered by the memory of his abusive words and actions. They no longer control my every waking moment.
I had to dredge up the courage and strength in myself, which I thought had deserted me long ago, to overcome his powers. Stepping over many obstacles in my way. While I was re-polishing my self esteem, it helped me find a calmer path back to my self worth. In doing this, I was able to regain my dignity, which until now, had felt shredded.
But through all of the twists and turns I have traveled, I have finally found my way cleared of the destruction of us. I have rejoined the real world. I am functioning more freely. The understanding of the how’s and the why’s no longer mattered. By leaving behind this maze, I have realized, he no longer has power over me.
I have become a lighter traveler with simpler steps. My spirits have been lifted. Free laughter and kindness has found me once again. I no longer live in the fears of what might happen. Things happen or they don’t. My clouds of darkness are gone, no longer shrouded in their shadows.
I have reentered the sunlight, and its warmth is touching my soul. My heart, that at one time felt frozen, was only felt when racing to the end of us. I feel it now, beating the normal rhythm of life. I have stepped back into my life. I am reclaiming it. I own it. I deserve the rewards of it. I’ve earned it all, and all it took was one step at a time.