Why did you start writing and blogging?

I never planned on writing or blogging. The thought of writing a personal blog, sharing my darkest secrets was not intentional. As a child, I learned not to tell your business in the public eye. The last thing on my mind was to be a writer and pen my story for the world to read. …

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Hope for a Better Life

When you live in an abusive situation, hope for a better life becomes diminished by anxiety. And the mental stress confuses and depresses your mind.

Suffering through abuse, you lose your sense of direction and devalue and stop loving yourself. Plagued by fear, you carry heavy burdens to where strength is non-existent.

And you face two options, flee the oppression and hope you make it out alive or continue living a depressed and miserable life.

Those of us who escape abuse don’t see hope on the horizon.

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The Danger of Keeping Family Secrets

After years of suffering, I learned, keeping secrets from the public eye was a grave weakness. That secrets prevent you from moving forward in life.

My Father spoke in riddles, making you think one minute and confusing you the next. Like the baffling statement “You can’t start out in life with a broken garden hoe” made days before my wedding. It caused confusion for twenty-eight years.

His famous remark;

don’t tell anyone what goes on in this house.

Keeping family secrets, I lived in the darkness with fear and carried heavy burdens. At forty-six, a battered heart split open, and sinister secrets and burning emotional pain spilled out.

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