The Would Be Assault …. Foiled

6th grade.  I barely understood my body and what was happening to it.  I barely understood myself as a person, as a woman, as a voice in the world.  I was always a quiet, shy kid who observed life, watched others and formed my own opinions.  I was incredibly independent in that I loved being outside playing with friends until my mom would call me in for dinner.  I always told my parents where I was going and who I was going with … it came naturally for me … I never gave them any pushback about it.

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Last Father’s Day

I sent my dad  a multi-colored bouquet of roses. I called him to let him know to be expecting a package and we talked for about 30 minutes and in that conversation he told me he had gotten the card that I sent him.  I was so glad that the card arrived on time because I notoriously send them so that they usually arrive a day or two late.  Continue reading “Last Father’s Day”

Friendship & Quiet Conversations

It was about 8 years ago or so that I lost hope.  For some reason hope was completely gone. I found myself in a very dark place, a place I didn’t want to be in, and when I looked up from the bottom all I could see was black.  It felt as if everything I was working towards just keep crashing in on me and it felt as if I could not bust through the patterns in my life that seemed to be keeping me there.  I hate to admit it, but in my darkest time …. I was looking for a way out.  Continue reading “Friendship & Quiet Conversations”