When I was a child, I wasn't just quiet, I was almost silent. Conversations were held in the safe harbor of my head, rarely out loud. My heart would pound, my face redden, and I would almost faint when I was asked to speak to other people. School was a nightmare when you are “The Quiet Girl” It wasn't just growing up with senior citizens as my adopted parents, my… Read More »How I went from “The Quiet Girl” to a Digital Storyteller
Toxic connections are sometimes the hardest ones to spot because we are taught to try to find the good in people or to give second chances. “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is a good example of how we tell ourselves that what we see might not always be the truth.
When the attacks start you try to tell yourself lies, something to make it feel better. ” They are only words, I know it's not true.” But you hate yourself for taking it, wish you could say something that would make the words stop. There's nothing you can say, everything you try just makes it worse. If you fight back, it just gets uglier. Sadly, you can't walk away because… Read More »Not anymore – Stoping Domestic Abuse
There are a lot of blogs out there. Mommy blogs, Review blogs, make-up and photography blogs pop up every day. Some make it, some have great content and gain readers. Some don't.. the writer gets bored and eventually walks away. I love to write, I always have. It was a great way to cope with life and stress. I loved writing in diaries and little notebooks. All were filled with notes about life as I saw it.
I am reading the incredible stories of bravery, love, and challenges that so many people are talking about in the comments of my blog post about my choice to be a teen mother. I am sitting here with this warm feeling, sometimes a little teary, and feeling like I want to do more. Story after story of not just women, but men and women together sharing their thoughts and their… Read More »I see your stories, and you make me smile.