10 years since my escape…

10 years ago on a beautiful, sunny morning much like today, I was beaten and bloody. My life had been the type of nightmare you only dream about waking up from. It felt like there was no other escape. He had spent hours threatening me and almost strangled me to death just hours before. As […]

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The Sad Times Give Us Soul, but they also take a toll… Let this be the year that I let it go…

For the past 9 years, the time between my birthday (August 26th and August 29th) has always been a painful, tense, and emotional time for me.  9 years ago on my birthday I almost didn’t survive.  I had just turned 22 and that night I knew that I needed to create an escape plan for […]

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Blurry Vision & Broken Dreams

I packed up 2 years of my 22 year old life into two bags and caught a cab to the airport.  I remember crossing the golden gate bridge and my vision was blurry from the tears. I had spent the past 2 years with black eyes and bruises trying to just “fix myself” but had […]

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Whatever You Like

Yesterday 10 years ago I took a train down to Cali and landed in Oakland… I had to strike out on my own and nobody was going to stop me.  I wrote a note and left it in the rice cooker for my family.  At this point, I don’t even remember what I wrote. There […]

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Healing Takes Place…

I spent so many years fighting and feeling upset whenever I got sick or had to deal with health issues. I also spent so many years heartbroken by the circumstances I found myself in and the effects they had on my life.  I desperately wanted to heal my heart, mind, and soul from the trauma […]

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An Open Letter To My Abuser

You were 5 years older than I am today and this was 10 years ago… 10 years ago I was in such a delicate place in my mental state.  I started college the day I turned 18 and up until that point I had never kissed anyone or gone on a single date.  My first […]

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Thanksgiving Fail

Nov. 7: What was your worst Thanksgiving food fail? It was the night before Thanksgiving and I asked my mom if I could help plan the meal…  My Mom asked what I wanted to cook and my answer was anything and everything.  This is what I had in mind: Thanksgiving Turkey Cornbread Dressing Ono Cornbread […]

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Is There a Price to be Nice?

I am trying to wrap my mind around the concept of, “it’s probably because you’re so nice.” When people turn mean and bitter. When friends shut me out without even giving me an explanation. When family and friends take me for granted. When I end up falling for a jerk once again. When I feel […]

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