Today's #ThankfulILeft thought.
Survivors & Thrivers more than likely you have lived some version of this.
Last night at the Soul Train Maddux awards in Vegas, I had a blast with one of my oldest friends from Howard and of course, I met new friends.
But one of the last times I was in Vegas, it was a disaster. I was with my abusive ex husband...not so much fun.
I had been looking forward to the Blue Man group and he intentionally made me super late for it (abusers love control).
Then, he picked a fight with me over a picture I wanted at the beautiful Cirque du Soleil show, "Zumanity." And the fight lasted for hours.
I remember thinking, "what in the world could I have done that justified this reaction? It was a darn picture for goodness sake!"
But I learned later, abusers have completely different conversations in their heads and that no amount of logic I applied could settle his illogical tirade.
So last night as I danced the night away, laughed til my tummy hurt and was loved on by ppl who genuinely like/love me, I could not help but think...
Hi. My name is TeeJ, and I'm #ThankfuliLeft
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