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Good morning friends.

Good morning sister friends! Today is a new day....May your day be filled with joy, love and laughter and be blessed!

Morning Reflection: God, thank you for this beautiful day in front of us. I want to follow you and obey your lead and guidance. I want to find time to get away with you alone. Thank you for being here for me each and every day. I am Yours and You are mine. Amen.

Yesterday i took a bag full of boks i brought last year and haven't read. I don't think im gonna read them. Then today i put together another bag fullof books i have read and don't wanna read. I feel it's selfish to keep them. When young teens can enjoy and read them. I guess im still trying to work out my strugggle with aving stuff. So yeah. On friday from my day progrham i was given a bag of books. So that is the reason for giving some away. Feeling the overwhelmed. #themoghty #MightyTogether #Depression #Books #Anxiety #MentalHealth

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Is this poetry?

I'm afraid of everything,

all the time.

I'm afraid of everyone,

including me.

I'm even afraid to think.

#GAD #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorde #Anxiety #anxiousthoughts #Poetry #Writing #WritingThroughIt #Books

Picture of me at the park with a book that inspired me to write more creatively.

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Words are the silence that can be spoken

After reading Tara Westover’s “Educated”, Paula Fox’s “Borrowed Finery”, and Alan Cumming’s “Not My Father’s Son”—Jeanette Winterson’s “Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal?” seemed a natural progression of my literal literary journey through other people’s dysfunctional families.

Particularly as I have one of those myself.

I often find myself, leaning into that darkness; conducting a field study of sorts; of the lived experiences of others, to compare against my own. Desperately searching for clues as to how they managed to escape the chaos of familial dysfunction intact, or at least semi intact.

Doesn’t trauma do that to us all? We seek out answers, explanations, and ways to escape?

I always found my escape hatch in books, and I can tell that this one is going to be a helluva immersive read. To wit; I’m only on page 8 and already find myself awed by this excerpt:

“Truth for anyone is a very complex thing.
There are so many things that we can’t say, because they are too painful. We hope that the things we can say will soothe the rest, or appease it in some way. Stories are compensatory. The world is unfair, unjust, unknowable, out of control.

When we tell a story we exercise control, but in such a way as to leave a gap, an opening. It is a version, but never the final one. And perhaps we hope that the silences will be heard by someone else, and the story can continue, can be retold.

When we write we offer the silence as much as the story. Words are the part of silence that can be spoken.”

Looks like my weekend plans are sorted! What is your current read? 📚

#MightyBookClub #BookExcerpt #Books #Childhoodtrauma #PTSD #Trauma
#Anxiety #Reading #Early Childhood Trauma
#ChildhoodAbuse #EmotionalAbuse
#EmotionalNeglect #EmotionalHealth