This is the year you are going change your fucking story!
Stop telling people the same damn story about yourself you have been telling for years.
Hello, that was me – I would tell people about my abusive-drunk stepfather and use him as a certain *footnote in my life. I would screw up somewhere along my path of life and tell people – Oh, I did that? You must have missed my little *footnote of how I grew up with a drunk abusive man in the house – you know that same old excuse you use as a crutch. What I didn’t realize, I was giving him the spotlight that he did not earn or deserved . . . instead of Me!
One day, I got sick and tired of listening to that same freakin story I told. It never made me feel good telling the story (never all of the story). One day listening to Madonna on the radio – I decided to change my story, I told myself “Cheryl, your headline from now on is going to be I MADE IT THROUGH THE WILDERNESS” I survived, that is much better story to tell.