Dear Survivor –
GreenHouse17 has given me the tools to be able to look at myself in the mirror and know that I am beautiful, smart, worthy, and loving. I do have potential to build a strong, bright future for myself.
It’s also taught me self-control and how to control my anxiety. Every bad situation in my past wasn’t my fault. I couldn’t control the mental and physical abuse.
I’ve gotten better at standing up for myself and respecting and believing in myself. In just a month, I have grown more than I ever knew I could.
I am somebody, and I will get through this storm each day. I am already starting to see a glimpse of the sunshine in my future. …
My heart, body, and soul were searching for peace. I was beyond broken and ready to give up on life. I had trusted when I shouldn’t have—so many times that I felt scared to the depths of my soul.
I didn’t know what being safe was supposed to look or feel like, but they reminded me that having a soft heart in a cruel world ISN’T weakness. It’s a sign of strength and courage.
Slowly, day by day, I am beginning to trust again…