Don’t Stop Believin’

The last twenty years of my life have been a hot mess. The years preceding definitely had their moments, but I had not yet reached adulthood, so that’s relatively expected.

I spent fifteen of those twenty years in an abusive marriage, sixteen years total in the relationship. For the last few years, I have partnered with God, my doctor, and my therapist to rebuild my life. Friends and family have also been key in this rebuilding process as well.

Throughout the abuse, I lost myself and gained PTSD. While I have no desire to trample all over the people (yes, plural) who instigated the trauma in my life, I wholeheartedly agree with the quote by Anne Lamott:

You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.”

Anne Lamott

So when it is pertinent to what I am writing about, I will share what information I feel is necessary.

I am also committing to myself and to you that I will be honest and I will not try to make things pretty or overdramatic. I often find that when I blog with my Writer hat on, I tend to write in a way that later makes me cringe. This is why my entire blog site has been revamped.

It’s time to write.

P.S. I also have a novel in the works as well as some non-fiction stuff that I will begin developing in the near future. I will post updates regarding those projects from time to time as well.

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