This is real.😪 Some holidays are not happy. — Drugs & booze run the show!
Every holiday was an abuse fest for real! — Not fun.
Christmas— Thanksgiving— Easter.— New Year's — 4th of July
Yes, I’m talking to you! — Or maybe, someone you know. — It sucks for real!
I have found that many writers on Medium were abused.
Maybe as kids or as adults, or often BOTH. The good news is, we survived. We may be dragging along a shitload of painful baggage, but we made it.
𝑰 𝒅𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒊𝒕! — Maybe we started writing to cope!
This crap can chase you throughout your life!
There is more good news. 🩹 Medium helps you heal!
Medium folks are kind, so you’re safe. So please share! — It’s so healing. Sharing here has healed me so much, I cannot even begin to say!
Example A…Let’s talk about Christmas.
Christmas Eve night and 4 kids snuggle in bed, anticipating morning gifts to come on Christmas Day.
⏰ Morning comes and we would all scurry to see what Santa left.
There were always gifts for us kids. We were middle class and the presents were wrapped and really beautiful.🎁 𝐼𝓉 𝓌𝒶𝓈 𝒞𝒽𝓇𝒾𝓈𝓉𝓂𝒶𝓈 𝓂ℴ𝓇𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔!
S̵̙͕̀̃o̯̱̊͊͢ t̲̂̓ͩ̑ḣ̖̻͛̓ẹ̿͋̒̕ ḿ̬̏ͤͅā̤̓̍͘ĝ̽̓̀͑ỉ͔͖̜͌c͕͗ͤ̕̕ā̤̓̍͘l̙͖̑̾ͣ ḑ̴̞͛̒ā̤̓̍͘y҉̃̀̋̑ ḣ̖̻͛̓ā̤̓̍͘ḑ̴̞͛̒ b̬͖̏́͢ẹ̿͋̒̕ĝ̽̓̀͑ư̡͕̭̇ṇ̤͛̒̍!
𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒚 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑪𝒉𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒎𝒂𝒔 𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒓, 𝒔𝒐 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂 𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒂𝒄𝒖𝒍𝒂𝒓 𝒎𝒆𝒂𝒍 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝟏𝟐 𝒐𝒓 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒅!