The Unwanted Life
"Did you want this life?" I got this question a couple times in my life. And every single time someone would ask me this question, I would simply say yes just to spare them the depressing details of my life. I hated lying, but naturally we wouldn't just come out and tell people our whole entire life story. Well, I'm done lying.
I'm Savannah Hernandez, 17, and I lived out my life in fear and sadness. I couldn't go one day without looking in my closet and thought, "hm, what outfit isn't going to expose my scars and bruises". That was the life I lived.
I have two little sisters, Brianna being 16, and Isabella being only 6. Everything I did was revolved around protecting them. Whether it was a scrape on their knee or my mom and her boyfriends constantly abusing us. This has been going on since I was about 13 years old, and I hated my mother for that. She abandoned us, she drank alcohol daily, and slept with every guy she could get her hands on.
I've been living with the mantra "everything happens for a reason." But now I'm not so sure. I still, to this day, could never understand why I was given this life. So, when asked the question, "did I want this life?" No. It was completely and absolutely Unwanted.
Follow Savannah through the journey of her Unwanted Life.