When Anxiety Steals Joy

I’m getting married in 4 and a half months. I should be excited, mildly nervous and a little stressed. Instead I’m extremely anxious. I’m terrified of walking up the aisle and everyone looking at me. I’m terrified of saying my vows. I’m terrified of being the centre of attention. I’m terrified of the speeches and […]

Letters of Forgiveness: To All The Boys….

To All The Boys…. I really had no clue. I thought the only ways a guy could disrespect a woman was by by either raping her or hitting her. Everything else was not that bad. I was unaware of all of the different ways men financially, emotionally, sexually and physically mistreat woman, because unfortunately they […]

Self-acceptance 

I’m working on self-acceptance at the moment.  The need to constantly change myself and not accept where I’m at in the process of self-improvement is holding me back. In order to heal from my trauma I have to be okay with where I am right now…. I am jealous sometimes, and that is okay. I […]

Moving

Moving home to my country of origin, Leaving friends, jobs and possibilities behind   New and old friends, new jobs and new possibilities await us, So much to think about, my chest tightens with anxiety,  Thinking constantly of all the “unknowns” So many goodbyes, so many changes, They say; “No reason to stay is a good […]

Letters of Forgiveness: To a Lady I Worked For

To a lady I worked for, I was young. You were middle-aged. You were disabled. I was abled.  When I met you, my first impressions were; you were rude and had a chip on your shoulder. You offered me a job. I had my reservations. I was a student at university, desperate for extra cash. […]