Today marks 30 years since I married my abusive ex-husband.
On this date in 1983, my life was irreparably changed.
I’m sitting here staring at the flashing cursor, not knowing what to write.
So I’ll just say this:
I no longer see myself as a DV victim or even a DV survivor.
I see myself as ME. I live my life as ME. I feel present in this life as ME. I feel connected to others as ME.
My life situation is not exactly what I want it to be.
But my inner life now belongs to me. And I’m truly living, every single day.
So I will not grieve for the version of myself who was left behind 30 years ago today.
Instead I will celebrate who I am today, right now, in this present moment.