Tag Archives: self-growth

2022: Forging a Path Through Self-Doubt

Wishes and plans. Oh how dangerous when we mix them up. Oh how tragic when rigid plans snap and all above comes crashing down. Oh how cruel we are to ourselves when we plan, but don’t take into account our … Continue reading

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If Only

If only she knew how. If only she had the strength. If only she had the courage. If only, if only, if only… If only she hadn’t turned her life into a series of hypothetical daydreams. If only she wanted … Continue reading

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The Answers

Time, when it stood still, went nowhere, grew no possibilities. Salvation, it wasn’t to be found in the avoidance she’d crafted with care. Life, it didn’t happen in a vacuum’s darkness while she waited. Answers, they weren’t to be found, … Continue reading

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Taking Back Her Life

Incorporated serpent holding her tight, whispering desire, profiting, exploiting, monetizing her life, her mind. She was a falcon flying free, caught in a serpent’s coils, wrung as was wrung the land, the river she followed running dry. She screeched, bit … Continue reading

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How Writing Self-Therapy Saved Me

It’s interesting how my stories trigger these posts, even when the posts aren’t directly about them. This is a post about how the best therapy I’ve ever received was my own writing and how that led to creating my own … Continue reading

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When Writing Demanded I Heal from Childhood PTSD

Purpose. Commitment. Commitment to purpose. Fulfilling purpose requires the right tools and resources, both as a person and a writer. 2020 wasn’t just a year to assess, but a test. Entering the year, I had big expectations, but then Covid-19 … Continue reading

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You Are

You’re the beginning, the pathway, the destination, your mind, your thoughts, your vision. In this instant, this moment, and forever, your hopes, your journey, your growth. Be not hateful, nor bitter, nor diminished, instead question, and learn, and inspire. ©October … Continue reading

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The Other Horizon

She’d made it. The dark tunnel was behind her, the other side before her where she could see the horizon, the sun. It meant, not that she’d arrived, but that she was growing, that there was far to go, much … Continue reading

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When the Past Steals

She languished in the past so long present became past, stealing opportunities while she looked back, blind to the growth she lacked. Clarity came, it was a late night hour, a moment, the moment, she resolved to move beyond cruel … Continue reading

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