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Everything Happens For a Reason

December 16th, 2009 1 comment

And my reason is you.

Yesterday was a relatively bitter day for me. First of all, it was just bad all around. Really bad. Secondly, it was a painful reminder of one of the toughest chapters of my life that I closed a year ago.

Yesterday was the one year mark of when I completely boxed up my life in Lafayette and left without really telling anyone. Friends of mine didn’t find out until the semester started when I told them I wouldn’t be returning. My sorority sisters didn’t find out until I didn’t make a dues payment. I wanted to go quietly. It was just too painful.

A year ago yesterday, I was a battered woman. I had just gotten through a near death experience. I was living in a house that had been stripped away thanks to a wanker of a land lord with no electricity during one of the coldest Decembers. I was addicted to cocaine. I was dealing with the pain of having my world shattered by everyone around me, for the most part.

And then my mom, after two years of badgering and begging me to come home, convinced me. She brought me home with the nothing I had left and gave me the chance to start over again. I enrolled in a new school and was scared to death. I didn’t want to do this. My life was in Lafayette, not New Orleans. I had no friends here at this University. Where would I go from here?

I have only recently been able to answer that question.  Read more…

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