I’ve been sitting here going through my notifications and reading mail and thinking about what to write next. The “You’re Not Alone” series is incredibly important to me, but I’m battling the heaviness of it all, and I think I may need to step away from it a bit.
I’m not going to stop completely, but I think I need to break up what I’m doing, for the sake of my sanity and yours. Even Eric, who has heard all these tales before, is having a hard time reading the stories of my past. I realize that it may be hard for my readers as well. It’s horrible stuff. The fact that I’m doing it to help other abuse victims doesn’t make my stories any less painful to read or remember.
With that in mind, I think I’ll try to mix it up a bit. I’ll keep the story going, because I so strongly believe in what I’m doing and the good that it will bring, but I’ll also be posting other things. I need to remember all the things that make me the strong, amazing, creative being that I am. I need to remember that there is, and has been, beauty in all the darkness.
By the way, I want to say thank you to whoever out there has been sharing articles from the “You’re Not Alone” series on social media. There are a few of you, I can tell. I don’t know who you are, but thank you for spreading the message. Thank you for helping to spread awareness. Thank you for standing up against abuse and helping more people to find my words and maybe through them, finding hope.
On a final note: If any of you who have been reading my work need someone to talk to, feel free to contact me through my FaceBook profile or the contact page on my blog. I have been there for others, and I will be there for anyone who needs someone. Even talking to a stranger can help. Sometimes it’s the best help. My virtual door is always open if someone needs me.