five minute friday - {story}

Welcome to Five Minute Friday - Five minute Friday we bloggers write for five minutes flat on Fridays. We set a timer for 5 minutes, throw caution to the wind! 

write for 5 minutes, no drafting, no editing – today’s word is: STORY

Start: Since I was a little girl I was a writer. I would write on pieces of paper all my thoughts, wanting to tell someone my story about what was done to me by others in the house. I would then hide the papers inside a hole in the wall, and save them until I could tell my story.

35+ years later I showed up in therapy and decided to share my story, telling the story, talking about the abuse I endured as a child. I have now been in therapy 5+ years now, and I continue to walk through my story however I need to.

Just a year ago I decided to open up a blog and to start telling my story through my writing; just as I did as a child. My only form of communication as a child was to write, even if no one saw it. But a year ago I took a chance and decided to continue to write my story through my blog as well as going to therapy.

My sole purpose as a child, and as an adult has been about "telling my story" about the abuse.

What I have come to learn in this process is that there is a lot of power in "telling your story". To me there is no greater power than having a voice to speak, and that is something I never had a child.

In therapy, my therapist and I are working hard together on a "timeline" form of talking about and telling my story, and it's powerful and BIG, and comes with BIG emotions and feelings - but it gives me so many ways to close the scars within, and make new stories as I heal,  story forward.

I was sent this quote recently from the writing team at RAAIN and I LOVE IT - "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you"

So the story and journey continues . . . . . to new paths in my life going forward

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I’m Joining Lisa Jo Baker in FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY