Tag: Forgiveness

What is Love? Forgiveness? Reconciliation? Acknowledgement?

I dunno about you but I’m low key excited about this entire coronavirus situation. Is it scary? Yes. Can bad things happen? Possibly. Can good things happen? ABSOLUTELY!!! As the world goes stark raving mad, I acknowledge I’m in a very unique place. Mentally,… Continue Reading “What is Love? Forgiveness? Reconciliation? Acknowledgement?”

Making amends with myself

Dear Jess, It’s been a long minute but I need to share something. I’m sorry. I’m sorry for putting others before you for so long. I’m sorry for forcing you into a cycle of constantly recovering from adversity. I’m sorry that I allowed you… Continue Reading “Making amends with myself”

“How do you feel about guns in the house?”

A question that keeps coming up. “Jess, how do you feel about guns in the house?” Such a loaded question, no pun intended… *awkward sigh* Well, being a survivor of domestic violence, specifically gun violence, this question is rather complex. I do not have… Continue Reading ““How do you feel about guns in the house?””

Dear Family that stood still

Dear Family that stood still, I would love to credit you for doing nothing but your inaction was actually an action. The responsibility of an adult is to protect children, whether they are your own or not. It’s your responsibility to protect people that… Continue Reading “Dear Family that stood still”

But FIRST, Remember to Forgive Yourself

I have a LOT of conversations. I talk to myself, to others and to plants/animals. Sometimes you can even catch me talking to the clouds (those conversations are kind of sacred). And then I wait. I wait for a message. I keep my mind… Continue Reading “But FIRST, Remember to Forgive Yourself”

EXAMPLE OF (TRIANGULATION)

The culprit: Uncle Example: An Uncle is a flying monkey. Flying monkey is the role, Triangulation is the action. Mental/Emotional warfare is the game. In healthy family dynamics, people speak directly to one another. In dysfunctional family dynamics, people speak indirectly. (remember this is a… Continue Reading “EXAMPLE OF (TRIANGULATION)”

Narcissistic Abuse is death by 1,000 papercuts

As expected, there is a wave of abuse that is brewing. The abuse is not directed towards me because abusers have accepted that I have grown. I am strong enough to set [healthy] boundaries and hold people [publicly] accountable for abusive behaviour. My growth… Continue Reading “Narcissistic Abuse is death by 1,000 papercuts”

Poop + Sugar ≠ Brownies

Building Block: ROSE-COLORED LENS It took me YEARS to build a rose-colored lens. It was not easy to train my mind to find the good in every situation. I can laugh because some people call it a silver lining. Others call it annoying optimism.… Continue Reading “Poop + Sugar ≠ Brownies”

Letter of Gratitude: My readers

Dear Readers, Thank you. Thank you for passively (or actively) following my journey. I’m over the moon with love and humbled at the same time. (37 countries!!!) I’m not certain that I’m deserving of your time but I appreciate you joining my journey. I… Continue Reading “Letter of Gratitude: My readers”

Perspectives are flawed. Opinions are assholes.

Day 13. Freewriting. Thinking about perspectives and opinions. I’ve been out of the fog for a few months. The re-wiring process has been painful and rewarding. People say the best writing comes from pain. I’m writing to heal. I’m writing to overcome. I’m writing… Continue Reading “Perspectives are flawed. Opinions are assholes.”

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