Be the person who breaks the cycle. If you were judged, choose understanding. If you were rejected, choose acceptance. If you were shamed, choose compassion. Be the person you needed when you were hurting, not the person who hurt you. Vow to be better than what broke you – to heal instead of becoming bitter so you can act from your heart, not your pain.— Lori Deschene.
I am a female in my 20’s and from a small country town. I only recently in the last couple of years completed a University degree and work in a Primary School. Moving forward I hope to pursue a career in Special Education Teaching. My passions are sport, boating, outdoors, music and yoga. I want to be able to help every individual achieve success and grow as people.
These are all things that people close to me would know, but what many of them don’t know is that I was sexually abused as a child. I grew up struggling with confidence, trust, low self-esteem and anxiety. I have also at times felt worthless and alone. For many years I kept it all to myself and never said anything, but I eventually reached a point in my life at about 20 years of age where I just couldn’t cope anymore. I am now 22 and have only just started to open up to others about my experience which has been one of the most difficult things for me.
So I guess you’re wondering why I am writing this? Ultimately, I am here to talk about my journey and what has lead me to where and who I am today, in the hope it may help someone else going through a difficult time and dealing with something similar.
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