On this rainy afternoon, I am sharing the start of a series. The Type A perfectionist in me wants to tell you how many parts there will be and that I’ve finished it and everything has been edited. Part of this journey into telling my own story, though, is learning to let some of that go. I am not going back and re-editing these posts or asking someone to read them and give me “suggestions” or “permission”. On that note, feel free to send me emails when you find typos and grammar mistakes 🙂
Truth be told, I’m not even sure what to name this, but I am settling on “HERstory: Perfect, Hurting and Free”. It’s about how one girl lost herself to the narratives of HISstory and is beginning to find herself again. It’s about the pursuit of perfection and how that can kill a mind, body and spirit. It’s about the pain that often goes masked, either to make the one Hurting feel like she can be “perfect” or those who are uncomfortable with her hurting pretend that she is “perfect”. And it’s about the freedom she is finding as she abandons all of her false pretenses and reclaims her life. It’s about a woman who is scared to death, yet finally free.
I am looking forward to writing this story just as much as I am reading it. And I am grateful you have chosen to come alongside of me through various parts of the way.
Finally, a couple of requests. If you have an opinion or a feeling about something you read on here, please share it with love and grace. I know there will be many who not only disagree with my intentions, but also many of my “facts”. This is natural and I am completely okay with it. In fact, I fully expect it! I just ask that you either find a way to share your thoughts publicly with love and grace OR reach out directly to me. I’ve already received many direct messages from family and friends with suggestions of what I could have or should be doing differently. I appreciate everyone’s care and concern as well as being able to respond to those messages in a private forum!
With love & gratitude!