There’s more than one side to every story

It takes a lot to understand that when you’re writing a memoir everything is not about you. The dozen other people in your story all have their own sides to share too. The trouble with writing this memoir of mine is trying to push myself aside and allow others to be in it.

Letting go of your feelings is a tough thing to do. I’m a 20-year-old girl for crying out loud. But that’s what this memoir is teaching me. This story is just not about me. It’s taking time to figure this out. But with the encouragement from the other writers I believe I can take on this delicate task to allow the people in my story to share what they have to say with all feelings set aside.

People always know more than you think. I believe I am good at hiding my emotions, but I am learning that I am not as good as I think I am. Hearing what others have to say really opens up your eyes on things. Not just your story. But on your entire life. You start to look at things differently. I’m not sure if this is a good or bad thing, but I hope to find out by the end of my experience with Invictus.