The first time I truly sat down and poured out my emotions, I cried every second of it. Every line that I typed on my laptop were deep and infused with pain and sorrow. But I allowed myself to cry. There was sadness from years of agony, and I knew that life could be better. I knew I could heal from all the hardships that I've experienced.
I wrote every day when I got out of work. This was the summer 2014. It was the summer after experiencing panic attacks and depression.
I titled my words, "Journey" which consisted of poems and prose. I wrote so many things that sat in my heart that I knew I needed to feel and from there, I could gradually work on healing myself. It was a journey for me. I have yet to publish Journey (which I've titled differently) but later this year, God willing, I plan to do so.
If I could reach one person and they can connect with my words, that to me, is more than enough. It's important to know that we're never alone in our struggles. But releasing my poems was not something I felt prepared to do. It had to be a journal.
This past fall, I would go to coffee shop and type out what I wanted for my journal to be. I knew it had to be journal, a self-care journal precisely because I love to write and pour out my emotions. I've actually been working on this journal since 2015 with some poems from Journey. This journal that I recently released are my feelings, thoughts, and views on life and overcoming pain and moving forward.
I've been a lil bit anxious about sharing this and worried that it wasn't perfect yet 😂. And I was originally going to stall the release, but here it is now😊. It felt right to release it now, and I wanted to share with you my pouring. 🌻
These are affirmations to myself. The blank pages are intentionally designed that way to give a personal feel. Writing to yourself about yourself is a letter. Thank you for reading this. I hope from this journal, you can begin your healing journey. It's currently on Amazon!💖
Love & Light as always!