I was captivated by this woman’s story, but…..
I didn’t, I couldn’t, I wasn’t, I’m not her. I too came from an abusive family to then be faced with an abusive life on the streets.
I didn’t survive (emotionally), I couldn’t overcome, I wasn’t strong enough, I’m not gifted, focused, driven, smart, motivated, confident, aware, educated, supported, determined enough.
She new somehow that she must move past her pain to at least get an education. She saw a better life.
I did not. All I understood was HOW DO I SURVIVE TODAY!
I never saw the possibilities. I never thought there was a future for me. I lived in the NOW. They say that is a good thing. No it is not.