Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. – Charles Swindoll
I grew up alongside the banks of the Miramichi River in a tiny village called Loggieville. I spent my early days exploring every nook and cranny of that small village. My childhood was quiet, I had a few friends, but never any that were extremely close. I never quite felt like I belonged anywhere, but I’ll admit, I was introverted and I was guarding an awful secret.
When I was about 10 years old, I was sexually abused by a family member. Not knowing what was happening to me at the time, I suppressed the memories deep inside. Over the year I remained very close to my abuser as I had felt that I loved him very much. It wasn’t until I had my son that I realized that I could go no longer with my secret. In my best effort to protect my son from the monsters of the world, I exposed my secret to the world and outed my abuser.
After my revelation, I found trust and that trust eventually allowed me to be who I am today. This blog started out as a challenge to myself to write 50 articles during one calendar year, what I didn’t expect was that it would lead me to completely open myself up to the world. Each post is an experience that I have felt, I have lived, and now I have shared. I no longer have any secrets, anger or sadness. I am finally growing up, and I am thankful to be able to share my stories with you.
Sharing my story lead me to find the courage to do a TEDx talk in 2016 about my abuse, and just recently, I released my first book, “The Roaming Mind.” Click the image below to purchase a copy from Amazon.
Thank you for following along my journey to self-discovery.