The decision to start blogging was purely with selfish intent. Selfish in the way that maybe, just maybe if I put these words down on “paper” somehow they will start to help me heal from within. Somehow they will be the catalyst to start my preparation for ultimate removal out if my current situation. Yeah, maybe someone will happen upon what I have written. Maybe someone will follow me. After all, I knew nothing about blogging and I am still learning. What I ended up finding out is that this forum has started a much needed surge of perspective. Not once in my decision to start telling MY story did I ever imagine I would be reading so many of YOUR stories. I’ve read things in the past three weeks that have brought tears to my eyes, tugged at my heart, pierced my soul and opened my mind. I have come to understand so much more about myself and about others in reading your words. So, I feel I need to say thank you.
Thank you to those of you who have read what I have written. Thank you to those who have offered kind words. Healing words. Non-judgmental words. Thank you to those of you who have said I am not alone, who have related parts of your story to mine and who have me in their thoughts. Thank you for asking why I stayed, encouraging my impending departure and have simply said…be safe. I take none of our interactions lightly. My mind has been completely blown by you all. Those who have triumphed in their own battle and those who are still in the trenches. I admire you all.
To the others who I have crossed paths with (most likely due to your poetry, which is an underlying passion of mine), your words obviously resonated with me in some way or I would not have liked or followed. I do not do that haphazardly. I mean what I say and I say what I mean and my actions tend to run along the same lines. Whatever I have read, liked and followed is because it hit home in some way.
So once again, thank you for opening your heart and your mind. You are all amazing.