“You’re afraid you are going to fail, so you are not even trying.” These words hold so true. They were said to me out of love and that is all the difference, but that doesn’t mean they don’t burn. The problem, however, is that I don’t know what to do with that. As I work… Continue reading When Fear Destroys Hope
Fear. Fear is a terrible thing that has a way of manifesting itself in the strangest of ways and of taking over every aspect of your life. For me, fear has a way of sneaking up on me. Or rather, being suppressed and ignored until it is too large to ignore anymore and it envelops… Continue reading Shutting Out Fear
In in Dec of 1992 my daddy was killed by a drunk driver. I was almost 2 yrs old. In 1994 my mom married the man that I now simply refer to as my abuser. I am not his only victim. Probably not even the first. I became the oldest of 4 kids. 2 sisters,… Continue reading Survivor Wall – E’s Story
Dear Me, It’s been thirty years since I last wrote to you. The year is 2046, and we will turn 70 this year. I remember the turmoil in your mind as if it were yesterday. Our gut instinct was to walk into work and declare that we were never coming back. We felt owned and… Continue reading A Letter From My Future Self
Your past is just a story. Once you realize this, it has no power over you. Much of this journey has required looking back on and, at points, reliving experiences in my life that were, perhaps, best left forgotten. I won’t lie, this has been very difficult at times. Overall, however, it has been a… Continue reading Reliving the past
Don’t let your fear of what could happen make nothing happen. Today I write partially out of frustration and partially out of realization. I was always a bit tough on the outside. Rarely did I fear things that were not in my control. I was a risk taker of sorts. Don’t like the job, quit.… Continue reading Do you really know what it is to fear?