A Dream In Action

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My story will be written!

I always wanted to write. It has always been my lifelong dream to write a book. Never tell anyone that it’s too late to make their dream come true. I wanted to write a book but never saw myself ever having this opportunity. I was always told that I write well. I did not just believe anything that anyone told me. I knew it for myself. Others only validated it more. I am capable and I am intelligent.  I do have what it takes to write a book  I have a lifetime of experience on this subject. I can write from a personal perspective, which is that of a survivor of severe abuse. But do I have the energy the wisdom and the courage to carry it out?

This is not a selfish endeavor. I am not really writing for me so much as I am writing to all survivors of child abuse. I can tell you that it won’t be like most child abuse books.  I want it to be different. I want to inspire others. I want to validate others. I want to help those who live in silence, find there voice. I want to share others experiences and much more. My book has to stir emotion not just in the survivors but perhaps even the perpetrator or the mothers who pretended that they saw nothing.  The survivor always suffers more than the perpetrator. It was true in my case. My father is dead now and I continue to suffer. We don’t have to continue to suffer. There are so many options for us to heal and so many forms of therapy that have been proven through the test of time. I want to write in a very deep creative way that lifts the spirit of those who have suffered.

The good news is that I have started my book. I am very excited about it. I don’t know how long it will take because it’s my very first book but it will get written.

Hugs to all survivors!

Linda

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