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Pieces of me

Inspiration for those who warrior on


Friends,

You may have noticed that I haven’t been writing much lately. I’ve been wrestling with my depression, and like so many of us sexual assault survivors, I’ve been struggling with those memories and stirred up emotions. I’ve written about it, but am not ready to share yet.

Today, however, is a good day, and I have something most exciting to share. I’ve just had an article published on one of my personal favorite sites, tinybuddha.com.

Here’s the link to the article: CLICK!

A brief background, though. In July, I made it my goal to submit some blog articles to other sites and get published outside of my little pieces-of-me blog. I did that. This is the third article that has been published on another site, now.

This one, however, had a rocky start. I submitted it to three other websites, which all turned it down. After each submission, I rewrote it, tweaked it, and thought about posting it here for my audience rather than put it out there to be rejected again.

The topic of beauty in brokenness just wouldn’t leave me alone, and I felt like it was the kind of topic to which a broader audience could connect. So, I stuck with it. After the third rejection and rewrite, I was convinced that it was good now. Like really good. I not only decided to submit it once more, but to an even bigger and broader-based blog site than the other three had been. Tinybuddha.com!

The process behind getting this article to light of day has itself been a story of brokenness to beauty.

I’d love to hear what you think of the final product.

 

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October 11, 2018

Here I am again being a writer who doesn’t write. Picking up the pen and then dropping it before its energy singes my fingers. Picking up the pen and tapping the unusable end on the paper, because that’s safe enough. There are words in my head, mind you. Always so many words. Some even congregate …

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September 24, 2018

Recovery is a dance between old habits and new intentions. Choose which leads wisely.

Let me be the one to tell you: what “they’ve done” DOESN’T MATTER. It has nothing to do with YOU. You are the only one who controls your destiny. Only you can do the best for yourself.

Whatever you have faith in is only as big as you give it power to be in your life. If you want to shrink the power of the Universe down to be smaller than your fear, you can do that.

I started putting my needs first last year with giving myself my 30 minutes at the gym. This whole blog is about how doing so has pulled me out of depression and given me a life back.

Thinking positive does more than just make us feel a little better, then. It cultivates our minds to grow more abilities and resources. Positive thinking is the fertilizer of personal development.

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