I haven’t Self Harmed in a very long time. I havent even thought aboout doing it again. I still have the scars, and I’m not ashamed or regretfull, because it’s part of my life. I used to feel like the misfit and I was very depressed. I was abused by my 2nd Stepfather when I was younger, and it took me a long time to get over that. I relied on self harm to deal with that, but looking back on that time, I didn’t know why I did it, I just knew it helped me take my mind off of my anger and stress. I learned that my mother knew what was happening to me but she didn’t take me away from him, and that hurt me the most. But, since we moved away from him I had been gradually getting over my depression. About a year ago, my family and I went to D.C and I realized I became a Hippie, and all of the left-over anger and stress and hurt just melted away. I just feel so much better now. And there are days that aren’t as good as I wished they were, but I’m doing better. I guess I still have a few left over issues, but i’m getting over them. I just feel better, about everything. Thanks for reading <3 -Caity