Fragment 1 of 12
[The fragments were all written on my Bat Mitzvah stationary while I was living in the studio apartment in Converse Heights after leaving the husband. I knew I needed to write, but I couldn't commit to a journal. My brain was too fragmented. I was having to piece together my life, my identity. There are some cards that were written that are not included, because as it turns out they weren't part of my self...just part of the story.]
Compulsively create instead of destroy. Use your words. You are allowed. You can speak your mind and your physical and mental safety will remain in good standing. You won't be hurt or yelled at.
Avoid people who make you feel scared. You don't have to please them. You don't have to make them like you. They are not your responsibility.
I am my own responsibility.