I wish people would focus less on their past and more on their future.

Yes, I know exactly how ignorant that sounds, but it’s the truth.

I’ve not exactly got a great past; filled with abuse of all sorts, pain, sorrow and death. The only way I have fought through it, is by moving on.

I am in no way saying that this will be easy, because trust me; it will probably one of the hardest things you’ll have to do. I’m still trying to move on from a friendship ’break up’. I was called a bully, a snake, an attention-seeker and bitch by someone who I used to consider my best friend. Someone who I once called my sister. The pain is still within me, but it’s fading the more I focus on my future without her negative presence in my life.

My point being that you are not defined by your past. The abuse I face won’t stop me from going to University. The bullying I faced won’t stop me from travelling the world. The hurtful words from that ‘friend’ will not stop me from being happy with my future family.

The bullying you faced or still face will not stop you from inspiring others. The abuse you faced does not stop you from wearing that dress you’re too ashamed to wear because of your self-consciousness.