The lyrics to “Brave” by Sara Bareilles hit me hard and personally:
Your history of silence won’t do you any good/Did you think it would?/Let your words be anything but empty/Why don’t you tell them the truth?
That’s exactly what I’m ready to do.
Tell the truth.
But first, here’s the back story:
When I was seventeen, the summer before my senior year of high school, I met an outgoing, attractive, and charismatic twenty-one-year-old man about to enter his senior year of college. It was the kind of relationship where I dove in headfirst, as only a headstrong teenager can.
Read the rest here.