Ever since the pandemic of 2020, there has been floating around the platitude of, "We're all in this together." Frankly, misery loves company, and I don't want any part of it. I think I would rather bust out of this insanity and take a different path...away from the collective fears of the masses, distanced from the focus on what is broken, and move in the opposite direction from the sheep who are being led over a cliff.
I have always believed we make our own destiny and I refuse to accept the limitations put on me by others. I define who I am. I will make decisions for myself and my family. I will stand up for what I believe, and I will live a life filled with hope, grace, and intention. I refuse to fall down and stay down. I will rise up and carry on, fighting against the difficulties I face, and I will overcome adversity.
In my therapy sessions I help others understand that they are not victims unless they allow themselves to be. Everyone has the ability to overcome their past, but not everyone will want to. Some would rather look at their past as an excuse for not improving their future and will blame others for their choices. This is a passive-aggressive approach to getting what they want and when they cannot manipulate, guilt, or shame another into getting what they want, they complain even louder. I say stop being a victim and start making decisions that are not reliant upon the actions, finances, or approval of another. Step away from the abuse, create a new path that is not following the same old worn out excuses of the past, and start living a life you design, you desire, and you love. Stop saying, "I can't" and start saying, "I will."