My life has been a challenge. Sometimes it’s been a challenge of my own making. Other times, others had power to direct my life in ways that I did not choose. I’m writing a memoir about these choices. Overall, though, my memoir is not particularly focused on the parts that still hurt, but the text centers on God, redemption, community, family, hope, connections, love, and a future, a future where one was never expected.
Stick around. It’ll be interesting.
In the meantime, I have this photo taped to my bathroom mirror to help with my perspective as I write. I tend to berate myself (“I should have known!”) when I couldn’t have known what I was too young to understand. However, each morning, I look at this little girl and I offer her grace and kindness, love and acceptance. She had no idea where life would take her when she was this young. She couldn’t heal what she didn’t know was broken. But I can take care of her today.
Leave any comments or questions below (or on the memoir page where I’ll outline the processes more fully as I write). I’m happy to discuss the process.