The road to redemption is a lonely one. Even when you have the most genuine intention to be something better,people will always bring you down to what they know. They know the bad version of you,and nothing else,so they want to keep you there so they know how to “deal” with you. Fighting off the past is a daily battle,its a daily choice to refuse to be the person you were. And when you have people that seem to want to keep you from rising it becomes almost impossible.But even amongst thorns a rose will bloom. Out of coal a diamond will emerge. Bottom line,keep moving forward.It will hurt,comments from people who are suppose to have your back will sting.but forgive them and move on. You made mistakes in the past,and you can’t always blame them for what they see in you..Forgive,wish them well,and keep moving.
I hope this makes sense.