Autobiography in 5 Short Chapters


Lifestyle / Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Chapter One

I walk down the street

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I fall in.

I am lost… I am hopeless.

It isn’t my fault.

It takes forever to find a way out.

 

Chapter Two

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I pretend I don’t see it.

I fall again.

I can’t believe I am in the same place.

But it isn’t my fault.

It still takes a long time to get out.

 

Chapter Three

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I see it is there.

I still fall…

It’s a habit.

My eyes are open,

I know where I am

It is my fault.

I get out immediately.

 

Chapter Four

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I walk around it.

 

Chapter Five

I walk down another street.

An autobiography in 5 short chapters

Thoughts

I wish I knew who to credit this masterpiece to. I was provided this short autobiography during my recovery and cried when I first read it. I felt like it was written for me. I had walked down that street with the hole, I fell in too. Countless times, more times than I’d care to admit. Probably more times than I can remember.

Now I’m walking down a new street. It’s scary, I don’t know if there are any holes to avoid, I don’t know what to expect. But I know that I don’t want to keep repeating my mistakes and falling down the same hole. And now that I have a better idea of what that hole looks like and can do to me, I’ve got a better chance of avoiding future holes.

Before You Go

Sometimes it’s the little things that can make such a difference and open your eyes. While my recovery was from abuse, I now wonder if this autobiography would suit to anyone in recovery from trauma or mental health. If it touches your heart, please let me know in the comments. If you want to read more about my recovery and journey from domestic abuse click here. I’ve got some great posts and many personal posts that expose the struggles I’ve faced and how I’ve overcome them.

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