This year for me October represents an end of a chapter and the start of a new one. I began preparing for October in June. As a domestic violence advocate, my goal was to have a series of My Scars Chats panel discussions in different cities and states. I planned and hosted two in CA, one in Sacramento and the other in Oakland. I have so many more ahead being planned for the upcoming year. I was invited to speak at UC Berkeley as well. So the advocacy will not stop just because October is over.
October forced me to be clear about what I want and desire out of life. I had to abandon my fears and forge forward. I spent time reflecting over my life and the experiences that have led me to this point. I was able to share with you some of my reflections through the #WhyILeft post. Everything that I have gone through has a greater purpose than any of the pain that I endured. The time spent reflecting gave me even a greater confidence in knowing that whatever comes my way I can make it. Goals that I have had for years are being achieved and it is the best feeling ever. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend my Ocotber. I can’t wait to spend the next 30 days in November just giving thanks.
I show my scars so that others know they can heal.” Someone needs to see your scars!
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