My Promise to Myself for 2018

When I go to bed tonight, I am going to take with me all the pain and suffering and dysfunction of my childhood. When I wake up in 2018, I am going to have put it all behind me. I am going to stop beating myself up over things that cannot be changed. I am going to stop begging people to be in my life that don’t want to be there. 

I am not going to contact Brent anymore. I give up. 

4 thoughts on “My Promise to Myself for 2018”

  1. Happy New Years. I too am an adult child of alcoholics…man it’s been years that I said that! In the moments where you take the time to TRY to work on you and keep a level head about yourself that you truly begin to see life is not that bad! I am a 48 yr old lady who has decided to live life to the fullest and forget about all the negativity of the past and cruise forward believing I can do ALL things through CHRIST who strengthens me! Feel free to contact me at any time!

  2. Thank you so much! Even though I have two younger siblings that grew up in the same mess as me, I have no one to talk to about it. My sister pretends it never happened. My brother is a recovering addict- he’s got 17 years of clean time now, so that’s his focus. I am alone.

  3. Happy NY!
    This all sounds too familiar, I too went to bed thinking the same thing and hoping for a different 2018. I thought journaling would be a good way to put my thoughts down and ask myself questions. What do I want to be different and how will I make it different.
    We can’t erase our past, however we can learn from it and choose to either let it eat us up or stop it in its tracks. 2018 has to be the year of change and commitment to do whatever it takes to heal old wounds. That is my promise!

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