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Giving BackI think all this 30 days of truths stuff has had me thinking and for a while now I've been trying to think of a way that I could give back to my community somehow. I've been wanting to volunteer, but not just anywhere. I want to help with something that means a lot to me and I finally decided. I'm going to put in an application to volunteer at a Battered women's shelter. Now I know your probably thinking why would she do that? Why not the humane society or something, somewhere with cute puppies or kittens? Well it's been 10 years since I walked away, from what seems now, to be the worst nightmare anyone could have lived through. In fact I'm such a different person, than that person from back then, it almost seems like she was not real. But unfortunately that time of my life was very real, and yes I'm a domestic violence survivor. It literally took years for me to be just "okay", and now my life is amazing. It was a long hard fight but I never gave up on myself and I want to be able to share that. Even if it's just with one or two women, just to let them know that there is happiness out there, you just have to open yourself to it and take it. I think that's one of the hardest parts. It's easy to give up...and giving up is not what I do. I have never been in an abusive relationship since then. I'm not an alcoholic, in fact I don't drink at all. Drugs scare me...even aspirin. I have beat all the odds. You must think I probably come from some super supportive family? I don't. In fact they were the first ones to turn a blind eye. It was the help from a stranger, who saved me. And I'd love to pay that forward. I promise my blog isn't going to be serious or anything.....this is a one time deal and something I really wanted to share, and it feels amazing to actually see it in writing. I hope I didn't bore you or scare you. I'm not ashamed or afraid to talk about what happened. In fact it shocks some of my friends who haven't known me long. It will feel good to just be there and listen or help out in any way I can and I hope it works out.
I heard this song a couple days ago and fell in love with it.
It's not what I typically listen to, but I love her voice :) and I thought it complimented this post.