Sadje’s Sunday poser

I am participating in Sadje’s Sunday poser this week, where she asks us:

Do you think how we turn out is in our control?

I’m not sure. I mean I think in part, we have a lot of control over how we turn out.

But, our parents make a huge difference in our lives also.

I mean, if you have bad parents, and a bad start in life, it can be detrimental.

But then, it can also go the other way, some people who have a hard start in life, make it their business to turn out better than their parents, or how they were raised.

I had a bad start in life, not down to my parents, but down to being in a boarding school for the blind.

I was severely abused there, by the staff and nuns who ran the school.

Did I go on to abuse others? No way!

I was not going to be the kind of person who hurt others!

I was determined to be a good person, a law abiding person, and someone who overcame their bad start in life.

I think I’ve succeeded.

I got help when I needed it. I got myself into therapy. I did not let my mental illness escalate.

I feel that I turned out ok, I have a loving family, great friends, a brilliant psychiatrist and therapist.

All of this made me into who I am today.

Sunday Poser # – Keep it alive (

Author: Carol anne

I am 40 years young. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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