Day 30: Reflection post: What did you think of this challenge? Did you enjoy it? Do you have any suggestions for 2018’s challenge song?
This is the last post of the challenge and I find myself feeling nostalgic about it. I never expected that simply by answering varied questions about the town where I grew up to be cathartic, yet that is what occurred.
The questions were loosely based on a Kenny Chesney song that I had never heard until beginning this challenge. Both the song and the questions brought back long lost memories, some good…others absolutely horrible. Yet, I needed to remember those times. I needed to work through some emotionally burdensome realities of my life.
I was an abused child. My Mother was the abuser, and Dad was ineffectual at reducing or stopping the abuse from occurring. There were some wonderful times during my childhood, and I am grateful that many of them resurfaced during this challenge.
Abused children tend to see the abuse as their own fault..the thought that we deserve the abuse circles around in our minds and hearts without end..until something happens to help them see that it isn’t their fault. I can look back at my childhood now with the eyes and knowledge of an adult and put them in their proper place….far in the past and unimportant now.
Now, I can look back at my childhood with the eyes and knowledge of an adult and put them in their proper place….far in the past and unimportant.
Finally, I was able to simply acknowledge that these incidents made me stronger and helped to form the woman that I am today.
We never know when we blog whether or not our words will impact our readers.
We simply write the words that need to come out of our minds, our souls, and hope for the best.
Suzanne, you can rest assured that your words, your blog, your challenge was not only cathartic but life-affirming.
It may have been simply something to blog about to other participants, I don’t know. But to me, it was a blessing and a gift.
And I thank you.