The things you carry, both tangible and intangible, affect the choices that you make. Knowing this, one would think it necessary to let go of the bad things in life. Forgetting these things and letting go may negatively affect you as a whole. Forgetting my past was something I thought of as an important part in moving on and growing. Unfortunately for me, I let myself go whilst attempting to change. Without the help of friends and family, I grew to resent myself. This fact swallowed me whole — Leaving nothing behind. Determined to find myself, I held onto anything that came my way. Peer pressure became my personality; dictating all my actions. Letting go of all I knew myself to be, led me down the path of destruction and terror. Similar to a child, I was lost and confused in a corrupted world. The corruption of the world soon gave me the belief that I was an object of destruction. Striving to remember the horrors of my past became my ongoing obsession. Reading the writings of my past became the only way I could rediscover myself. With this ‘new’ knowledge of myself, I was able to destroy this corruption that ate at my soul. The past that was of me had given birth to the future of my soul- which gives me hope for a brighter life full of purpose and hope. Due to the unveiling of past experiences, I am able to fulfill my purpose of helping those around me. By reading these thoughts and a part of my past, you are giving light to the sense of purpose and hope that lies within me.