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Oprah and I's upbringing (though from one generation and I from another) have some similarities. I
too like Oprah grew up in an abusive home, I had a difficult relationship with my mother. I also, like Oprah was molested at a young age and raped at the age of 17 by someone in my home church. Now, most people who know me personally know this of me and have talked to me, and counseled me through it. To be honest, most of them never went through anything like I have to be able to relate. That always made it hard for me to accept their counsel. I felt they just didn't understand. Oprah said a lot of the things they've said to me. "It's not your fault this happened to you."" You can be what ever you want to be," and so on and so forth.
These are all things I've heard many times...but from people who have no clue how hard it is to live through such events. To see Oprah where she is now, with a past like mine; a past that I once thought defined who I was and who'd I'd become...be free from it is amazing. Notice I didn't say rich, or successful...but FREE. I'd be lying if I said I had it all together. I'd be lying if I said the little girl inside of me doesn't feel pain, but on this day I felt a release. I felt hope like I've never felt before. I am taking this journey of mine one day at time, and figuring it all out as I go. The success will come, and honestly the more I've let go the more I've received.
Oprah opened my eyes to reasons I'm not where I want to be, and things I need to do to get there. I'm looking forward to doing things with more intent. What an amazing story. What an amazing life! Thank you Oprah, for sharing! Thank you for your transparency.
I hope I didn't ramble too much here. I tend to type how I talk/think and sometimes my thoughts are always all together. LOL