I had hoped, in the time since it occurred that I could find justice for what you did to me.
I wanted to be one of those people who broke the stigma surrounding rape and pushed to have the blame placed firmly on rapists, not the victims.
But it goes to show that the stigma still surrounds rape and placing blame on it's victims, because you were allowed to walk free, without even stepping foot into a courtroom.
I've spent so much time mulling over what you did to me on that dreadful night and nothing comes to mind more than it being traumatic.
I've finally decided that it's time to let all these emotions that I have deep inside; the hurt, anger and anxiety, I have go for good. I'm done giving you power over me and the fear I have of running into you again.
I'm done giving it a second thought and done letting my anxiety from this situation run my life, because the longer I sit here and contemplate what happened, and the more I let my anxiety get out of control, the longer my sentence is in your prison.
I won't do your time!
You should have done your own jail time.
So today is the day I cut off ties to this horrific event. Today is the last time I'll give you the power and control you so desperately want.
I finally have.
You may have taken something from me that day, but today I've gotten my courage back and I've gained something that I never knew could come out of being raped.
It's a newfound confidence and lease of life that fills me with such joy.
It's my promise to myself, a promise that I won't take life for granted ever again!
Today is the day that you finally don't matter anymore.
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