Nobody really knew about the hell she had already been through, among a host of more hell, yet to come...
These things are what has shaped who she is today.
Some would let these demons rule; she found it best to set it all aside, stay absorbed in music and live as though nothing ever happened.
As if these "things" were voodoo, not a word was ever spoken. Didn't you realize that she was practically dead on the inside? Why didn't you stop the screaming long enough to realize this?
No matter, things find a way to surface in other ways.
Withdrawn, quiet, and almost unnoticed, the question was, "Is she shy?" Nobody realized she was hiding behind a wall she did not create.
A series of teenage rebellions led to more wrong turns. Should she blame her parents? Should she blame herself? Why was she in such a hurry to grow up?
Adversity taught her to look within. Often, she asked herself questions like, "How am I responsible for this situation" and "What can I do to change this?"
She learned to break the chains that held her down for so long. Despite a thousand misfortunes and even more excuses, she knew she was the only one in control of her fate.
She is stronger now and can handle just about any trial or setback.
When life hands you lemons do you make lemonaid or drink tequila shots?
Life can be a party, if you allow it. You can stay buried under your past and all that you've been through or you can rise above and break free. You can step out of your bubble and do your own thing.
Do you have negativity holding you back? What are your fears? Are you afraid what people will think? Are you afraid of change? All you need are the tools, and only you can obtain them. It doesn't matter that "this is the way it is"; why does it have to stay that way?
Find your obstacle and knock it down! Quit living in the past, you never know what "might have been", so get over it!