Tales From a 20 Something is the story of a young woman’s journey through early life. Warning, some of the articles in this series feature content that may not be suitable for audiences under the age of 10.
Shakily, I fumbled for my keys before shoving them into the ignition. I adjusted my mirrors and let out a breath of relief as I looked to see if anyone was behind me. I pulled out a piece of gum and put it in my mouth before firmly pressing my foot on the gas and backing out of the parking spot where my car had sat for so long. I put the car in drive and moved forward to the interstate where I made a sharp and quick right hand turn. My heart pounded fast and all I could think about was the ground moving beneath the tires of that 1999 Camry. I had a hard time seeing through the back glass, due to the amount of junk I had piled in the back seat. The world was mine again. I felt like everything was going to be okay and I was excited to move forward with my life. I turned on the radio to hear the music masked by the occasional static mishap, and it was beautiful.
You might wonder how I even got to a point in my life where I felt the need to run away. I assure you, I plan to tell you every long, drawn out detail; but first let me introduce myself. My name is Taylor and I am a twenty-three-year-old woman who grew up in a small town in Oklahoma. I am the daughter of a woman who became addicted to prescription medications and eventually overdosed when I was twelve. My mother left me in the hands of my father who was too scared to defend me from a step mother who inflicted physical and mental abuse on me as a child. My childhood was shattered when the seasons of trouble and abuse flooded my adolescence. As an adult woman, I am a firm believer in protecting our children. There is a potential for others to learn from my life and the things that I was forced to endure. I want to help others overcome the thoughts of self-doubt and hatred that abuse victims are burdened with having after experiencing these horrible situations. I want to assist in being a guide in what to recognize in young people when they are calling out for help. This story has the potential to help others to understand how to properly help a child/person in distress. My childhood was difficult due to the fact that I grew up in a home where I felt neglected, mistreated, and more or less unloved.
The above article is a clip from our coming series the official “Tales From a 20 Something.” We will be issuing articles in the coming months (TBD). This is the beginning of a brand new YouTube series as well. Taylor, the author, will be sharing the deepest moments in her life and you will get a front row seat. Follow along as you learn the terror she endured through her teenage years.
Please follow us on Facebook, so that you’ll get the latest updates on this up and coming novel. To read some of her earlier work please read the articles linked in the current Tales from a 20 something tab.