Write about a time when you didn’t take action but wish you had. What would you do differently?

The biggest mistake in my life was not calling the police when I was beaten. If I knew then what I know now I would not have hesitated through guilt, shame or ignorance. The fact that it never occured to me to call the police is hard to fathom. In seeking help, I felt ashamed and guilty pointing the finger at someone who brutally harmed me. I felt like I was doing something wrong. Today I know the difference. I know that I matter, that I have a voice worth listening too. I am worthy of respect and love and nothing short of that will suffice or be tolerated. I won’t hesitate in seeking help or calling the police.