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Open Scars — Damaged, But Not Destroyed.

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The author shares a personal account of emotional turmoil following a grandmother’s death, highlighting familial neglect and personal estrangement. Feeling triggered by indirect family criticism, they debate the obligations of family ties, asserting the importance of recognising family as humans capable of causing pain. Sharing their story on social media prompted unexpected support and conversations, reflecting on familial love extending beyond blood relations. They advocate for self-care, setting boundaries, and finding peace despite unresolved family dynamics, emphasising strength and resilience in the face of emotional wounds.

Overdue Reflections.

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Sometimes, I am NOT okay, and that fact in itself IS okay.

I cried today, and whilst I would love to explain exactly why, I do not think any of it would make sense because it does not make sense in my own mind—I am just exhausted.

As with everyone at the minute, life has its moments when I feel like it has chewed me up and spat me out. However, in these moments, I am provided with clarity, strength, and determination. The past few months have been a rollercoaster, to say the least—I can honestly say that I don’t think I have grown so much in such a short time. My eyes have widened, my heart has grown, my appetite for growth has increased, and my resilience has strengthened.

However…

The Good & The Bad—I Am Still Grateful

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I am not the type to wait for one day of the year to express my gratitude; however, out of the blue, I started to write, I mean, 2020 has been a funny year, so why not make the exception. Before I begin, I think I should warn you; the list you will read below is not going to be your usual list of things I am grateful for. The Good & The Bad—I am still grateful. I am speaking my truth, and there are some trigger points, drugs and sexual abuse.

8 Things 2019 Taught Me About Life, People And Myself.

Location: 10 min read2.1K views
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And just that, 2019 is drawing to a close, and it’s time to pack away the fine china used for Christmas for reuse next year. Everyone will be shifting their focus from gifting to others to buying for themselves as the stores announce their sales, and of course, the excitement that the New Year brings. As we steadily approach 2020, our timelines will be filled with posts emphasising how 2019 was filled with moments that made 2019 everyone’s best year thus far.  Meanwhile, some of us are flicking through our photo gallery and saved Snapchat memories trying to find an ‘Insta/Facebook-worthy’ post with a creative caption solidifying how great 2019 was for us. However, it doesn’t exist, or we feel like it doesn’t add up to everyone else’s posts.