Carrying on…

It has been a few days since I wrote.

The other day, I got an email from someone who was unhappy with my decision to start a blog. The words “tragedy and travesty” were tossed around. They did not support my blog and they were very unhappy with my decision to carry on with it. This person sees things that happened during my childhood VERY differently than I do.

I’ll be honest..I was hurt. But, more than anything, I was embarrassed and ashamed. For what? My past is just that. My past. I am a completely different person that I was 15 years ago. I have completely turned my life around.

There are absolutely parts of my life that I would do anything to go back and change. Not going to college, having a baby with a less-than-mediocre candidate, taking that first drug…but I can’t. All of these things have shaped me into who I am today. Yes, I was a single mom for 5 years..but I am stronger because of it. Yes, I didn’t finish college, but my life is not over.

The point of this post, is basically to say we ALL have our own stories. The way I see things, is going to be completely different than the way Susan and Billy Joe see things. We were all made to be different for a reason.

I know that there are things that happened in my past that I am not proud of. But, when does the time come that someone stops torturing someone for mistakes they made over a decade ago? Resentments are very real. If you don’t work out these resentments, they will eat at you. Addiction is a FAMILY disease. It effects the entire family.

After a few days, I decided to say “F*ck it”. I refuse to stop writing just because someone may be ashamed of me and my past. If I can help one person, then that is my mission. As a whole, we need to work together to be more kind, see the good in people, and be there for each other.

I know this post is kind of all over the place. That s kind of where my head is at right now.

More soon…
❤ Caitlin

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