Category Archives: My Journey

Power of Thought

For many sexual abuse survivors, these times have been trying. I’ve hardly been able to get on social media. I could get into all the reasons why they are specifically hard for me right now but that wouldn’t help anything. … Continue reading

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Words of Others

I’ve tried to write today and I can’t. There is too much online and everywhere I look that is crushing me. I’m dealing, taking time away from it, but I needed some things to inspire me to stay positive. So, … Continue reading

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The big 40

Yesterday I had my 40th birthday. Good people came to see me, cooked me food, drank wine, and it was a glorious day. But I’ve also been depressed. I realized yesterday morning that part of the disconnect I’ve been feeling … Continue reading

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Deciding to start…

Originally posted on Peeling Away the Trauma:
This is my 39th year. I said I was going to spend this year getting my shit together. I am unhealthy and unhappy; and yet more healthy and happy than I have ever…

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Darkness is Beautiful

This week has been one of the hardest weeks in a long time. I didn’t realize until recently that I hadn’t dealt with some memories. I’d dealt with the memories leading up to the events, but not the events themselves. … Continue reading

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Powerful Yet Humble

When I began writing, I was often told to write what I know. It made sense at the time. Still does in many ways. But the issue with that is that I often write to learn. I’ve done it with … Continue reading

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Novels, Writing, and Happiness

What is my happy ending? It’s a good question and one I don’t have an answer to and that’s affected my writing. There’s a story in me—one that is fiction but based off of my life and unique relationships—and that … Continue reading

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