I have always felt inadequate and generally ashamed about even the very best I have to offer. Psychoanalysis aside, there have been many days in my life that I knew I was woefully underprepared, but looked to my left, and looked to my right, and said, “If not now, when? If not this what? If not me, who?” It is with this frame of reference that I approached life, leaving home at 17 alone but hopeful.
I was, a survivor of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, and finally escaping him.