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Shoot me down

Updated on July 2, 2012

Shoot Me Down

I will not let you shoot me down!!

by Monica Ortega

I was very encouraged by my daughter the other day when she shared a song that she said reminded her of me. I listened to the song, realizing that she has seen me go through so much with my family and the bias treatment I get and receive from them. I feel hurt and bad but you know what I am still here! Standing firm I will not relent and I will keep doing my best to fight for my rights and the rights of other's until it is known...Having mental illnesses yeah it sucks but will I let it take me, or will I take it on.

I choose to take it on! People don't realize how much of an impact they can have on another, especially when they say things or do things that discriminate and violate your heart, soul, and mind. We all need something to believe in to keep us strong, other than just breathing with no purpose in life. We cannot settle on the hurtful betrayals that life brings our way we must keep going, don't give up! All it takes is one person to make a difference regardless of any sickness or health issue's we face.

I have lived way to long in the past now it's time to live it up, never back down! I am somebody, you are somebody! This is my life and I only get one shot at it, one shot to make a difference in someone else's life. No, your right it's not easy, but living life being mentally ill is not impossible, nothing is impossible. Get up off the floor and dust yourself off and keep going! I am a majority not a minority! I can beat this! You can beat this!

Keep on, keeping on I have nothing to lose and everything to gain by having a strong mind, heart and soul. Oh God, I understand the struggles of what I have to deal with every day but I can't let it shoot me down and even if it does, tomorrow is another day. I always continued to wonder why I feel like I am in quick sand. Someone that I love dearly said to me, "keep dealing with my issue's in the same fashion and you will continue to get the same result's!" How profound is that!

Yeah maybe I have taken a thousand steps forward ending up being the same mess...but realized that it only takes one step back to change. Change is the key to pursuing a healthy frame of mind. I haven't got it all together but I need to take it slow, one step at a time learning how to laugh at a situation and keep going!

I am not a victim anymore, I am a victorious person with the whole world to gain. So if you have the time hear the song on youtube, I was very encouraged to see how my own 15 year old daughter see's her mama!! Be encouraged and fight the good fight!


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  • shalini sharan profile image

    shalini sharan 5 years ago from Delhi

    indeed Monica, it is good that the inspired you, stay happy and live life

    nice work :)

  • monicaortegamon profile image

    monicaortegamon 5 years ago from Ontario, california

    Dear Pauline thank you and bless you, you must realize how humbling this is to put myself out there. But by doing this it is part of my healing as well. Monica

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    Pauline Davenport 5 years ago from Isle of Man

    Wow - what a way to live your life. Your strength and sheer guts exhude from this hub. Get up, fight back, get up fight back some more. Learning to laugh is good- people start to laugh with you when you do. I'm glad you can do that.

    I've just listened to the track on YouTube - it's brilliant isn't it?

    Keep on keeping on Monica for all our sakes. You're so positive and strong. Thank you for this hub - you've certainly lifted me up.

    I'm sharing this on Titter and Facebook bless you

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    wrenfrost56 5 years ago from U.K.

    Your daughter sounds wonderful and I love a song that makes you feel empowered. Thank-you for sharing something personal and stay strong. :)