In honor of Suicide Prevention Month – I know depression too well

excerpt from Evolving to Grace… By the eighth grade, I would lock myself up in my room for hours, scarring my wrists over and over again with safety pins, not looking for attention but to overpower the pain I was going through. I had even tried strangling myself with a belt, but I couldn’t get […]

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What remains after…

What remains after the butterfly has gone. What remains is sorrow—that I won’t have one last kiss. What remains is loneliness—that I won’t have one last embrace. What remains is bitterness—that you had to leave me so soon. What remains is guilt—that I wasn’t there for you in the end. What remains is disbelief—that you’re […]

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I matter

I’m just another writer, turned author, who hopes to be good enough that someone will like her book, her story. Many that know me may not know this about me and could never imagine the roads I’ve traveled. I was born into a family, at least from one side, that was very privileged. My grandfather […]

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excerpt – evolving to grace

During our lives, we had received tender touches by my mom at times; all us girls would jump in her bed and have her scratch our backs. We’d have a balance of humor from our dad and actual interaction, like when he’d play with us in the ocean or like that one time we all […]

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Evolving to Grace – a memoir

In Evolving to Grace: A story of perseverance, strength, spiritual evolution, and the choices one must make to change one’s path, I share my life’s experiences, my journey—finding my way out of darkness—discovering hope, positivity, strength, happiness and the right path for the life I choose to live. I write about many challenges I’ve had to face and […]

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Tonight – 7/23/15

It’s been 1347 days since you’ve been gone and I cried tonight. I miss you just as much as before. It’s because of you that I’ve carried on. It’s because of you that I finished a dream of mine. You inspired me. You motivated me. You taught me so much. I wish you were here. […]

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