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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.

A Beautiful Nightmare—Part 1 {Guest Blog}

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Have you ever been in a position where there are things that trigger you? A smell, a taste, the sound of someone’s voice or a sound? I have so many triggers; the littlest things can trigger memories, pains and feelings. There are some days where I can smell something, and a wave of depression takes hold of me. I’m sure the thought right now is, why would a healthy female have triggers like that, what could have caused it?

A Much-Needed Attitude Adjustment

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2020 has given us many obstacles saturated with life lessons; however, for the most part, most of us question ‘why me’ instead of asking ‘why not me’. The truth is, we all require a much-needed attitude adjustment every now and then. We tend to feel as if our problems are an isolated incident or personal attack—as if the rain cloud is only ever over our head. It is easy to disregard our own negative tendencies when our plates are overflowing, life is hectic, and time seems to be on the decline instead of the rise. Life happens to all of us—there is no escaping that.