#MeToo

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 14:42 -- khaugen

Dear you,

#MeToo.

I am a silence breaker.

I am strong.

I am not an object.

 

What you did was not okay.

I spent weeks praying I could go back.

But I can’t.

 

I can’t unmeet you.

I can’t reverse time, no matter how much I wish I could.

I can’t change what you did.

But I can be the bigger person.

I can rise above this.

I will rise above this.

 

I am afraid.

I am afraid of meeting another you.

I am afraid of this happening again.

But I am not afraid of you.

I am not afraid of the person I am becoming.

And I am not afraid of how far I have come and how far I’m going to go.

 

After you did what you did, I doubted myself.

I doubted the people I love and trust.

I doubted that there was a god watching over me.

My faith wavered because I didn't know how he could let this happen to me.

But I know everything happens for a reason.

 

I will no longer let you or what you did rule my life.

I am stronger than that.

I am stronger than you.

 

What you did, that will be with me forever, but I will not let that bring me down. I am stronger now than I have ever been. I am more than what you did to me. I will always be afraid of meeting another person like you, but I won’t let that stop me from becoming the strong woman I know I'm meant to be. I will thrive in life because I know I am better than what you did.

 

I refuse to let you make me feel less than I am.

I refuse to be anything but happy and strong.

#MeToo.

 

Sincerely,

   Me

 

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