I was a girl. Caught up in a religion I did not believe in, bound by the constraints of wanting to please, I was drowning.
It has not been an easy path to get to where I am today. It has been filled with tragedies and heartache, grief, trauma and disappointments, but a hell of a lot of love.
And as cliched as it sounds, I would never change my past. Every single one of those difficult things I had to endure made me exactly who I am today.
Through pain I learnt how to love, through trauma I learnt how to heal.