This is my very public affirmation and apology. I’m not going into the details because they are truly distasteful and disgusting actions on my part. The people this is truly for will know them. And I really hope the people who need this, read it.
So here’s the deal. Three months ago I made a REALLY BAD decision. I wouldn’t listen to anyone, not even my own gut. And, for a minute, it cost me everything. I hit rock bottom. And it hit me hard. I was only there for a day. Got really drunk, blamed others for my actions.
And then, I decided to rise from the ashes and become a stronger person. I had to forgive myself before I could ask others to forgive me. I had to learn the lesson. That meant I had to own the fuck up. So I did. I recognized that I hurt so many people with what I did. I decided not to play the victim (I had every right too) but to play healer instead. I turned the negative into a positive.
I had to heal myself and make myself strong. And that’s exactly what I’m doing. And don’t get me wrong, I’m not done yet, but I have changed. I came to the realization that all of this fuck up would’ve been avoided if I spoke up. And actually said what was bothering me instead of avoiding the feelings and confrontations. I was hiding from everything.
No more hiding, no more lies, NO MORE!
I learned that trust needs to be earned not spoken. Another lie that I bought into. Another lesson learned. I was being so stubborn towards what everyone was telling me. I felt like everyone in my life didn’t want to see me happy. I turned that around and realized they were trying to keep me a float. I was drowning in my own thoughts of misery and self loathing. They were what stood between me and rock bottom. When I finally pushed them to the point that they let me fall.
Thank you for letting me fall. I truly mean that. If you kept holding me up, I would’ve never been able to pull and drag myself to this point. I am sorry about how it all went down, but I guess God or the universe or my stubborn ass, needed the biggest failure. I was reborn from the ashes that I created and I’m going to spend the rest of my days healing everyone I’ve hurt.
Now, until now I’ve been cryptic about what happened and I still will be, to a point. I pushed my husband to a broken heart. I hurt him, I didn’t think he loved me because I didn’t love me. I realized he was carrying me, when I thought he was holding me down. Now I want him by my side. I need him by my SIDE. Partners. TNT! And until he is fully whole, I will carry him there. And give him the time to heal. We are going to get counseling, and we are coming out of this hole much stronger, together.
It wasn’t, at all, right what I did. I can’t even justify my actions, except I was being SELFISH. I thought I knew better than everyone I loved. I was wrong and I fucked up. I can’t control what I did, I can only control what I do now. And now, I’m trying to heal the wounds and learn the lessons. Lessons were learned and I’m still healing wounds.
I turned the stubborn that I used against my loved ones inward. What’s that mean? I’m holding myself responsible for the actions and plans that I say I’m doing. My husband and I are talking about everything, even the yucky stuff. And even the yucky stuff needs to be said, another lesson learned.
I’m still learning patience, with myself and everyone. I’m learning not to beat myself up so much. That has proven to be harder than I thought. I still am beating myself up, it’s much better. I’m not wallowing in what happened, that’s a pretty decent start.
I keep telling myself and my husband, all these things, everyday. And know I’m telling you. Hold me accountable for what I’m trying to do, and am doing. I really hope the people I hurt read this and understand that I’ve changed. This is the least invasive way to start your healing process. Know that I will be here when YOU are ready. Please forgive me and know that I will NEVER fuck up like this ever again. I can’t because I’m stubborn for the right reasons now.
Without knowing the whole story, or me personally, I really hope if you read this and it helped, even an iota. That I helped heal you too.