WHAT I CHOOSE
“What I choose” is a poem by author, Viga Boland, which was written for her second memoir, “Learning to Love Myself”. This memoir was a story about her recovery and self-discovery as someone worth of love after being sexually abused for over 13 years during her teen and early adult years. Viga wrote about that abuse in her first memoir, “No Tears for my Father”.
Healing after abuse such as Viga suffered takes a very long time. Some never fully heal. Viga was one of the luckier ones who went on to make a better life for herself by choosing to get away from her abuser and eventually choosing that she was far better than her abuser had led her to believer. Choosing to believe in herself and her strengths, choosing to seek happiness by closing a door on her past was tantamount to healing.
Why choose to live in darkness when one can live in light?