As I've reached the first anniversary as a content creator on Odyssey, I would like to be very honest. I want to apologize to those that I have written about.
I'm sorry I used a growing platform to call you out. I was hurt and the best way to get things off of my chest is to write them out. Not just out onto paper for me to work them out, but also online where I knew my voice would be heard. And I thought that if I shared these words with he world, I would help someone else. But that doesn't justify my actions.
I'm sorry if I caused you pain. Because if there's anything that I've learned in this year is that hurt people, hurt people. These articles had no intention of hurting you in response to anything. To be honest, I wasn't sure that you would notice or that anyone would relate to them. Instead I really should have been an advocate for your healing. Because your intentions may have been as pure as mine.
I'm sorry if this made you uncomfortable. When I would write, I would search for the "right" music to write. Or the right anything in order to write these truths. Because the truth is uncomfortable. It is also awkward, painful and hard to hear sometimes. I know.
But I'm not sorry for anything that I've said. My feelings and thoughts are valid. That's a truth I've learned over time. No matter what the out come, they still needed to be said. I'm not sorry for being so vocal. Because I didn't think that there was any other way for you to see, hear, or understand me in the slightest.
I won't promise that I will stop writing this type of content. Because these articles are a truth that need to be heard. I will say that, more often than not, this will be my way to raise my voice. A way to give my pain and hurting an outlet. Because we all deserve to have one. And that's never going to change.