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WHEN WATERS GET CHOPPY
1. ALWAYS HAVE A SAFETY PLAN! Always know, hands down, who you can call in a state of despair. Someone you can trust with all your ugly. And have an order in which to call in case one isn’t available.
For me, this was my husband. He was always available but it went from him to 911 because I didn’t trust anyone else. He walked me off that ledge more times than I can count.
It’s not something I’m proud of. In fact it’s something I will always struggle with. It’s not fun living in pain all day every day. You make the best of what you got with what you have but some days just break you and your spirit. I’m not immune to that. I’m not a super woman although I try to be lol.
It’s all an ebb and flow. And you have to learn how to ride the wave. Before I was drowning!! Although I knew how to swim my entire life, there were cinder blocks on my arms and legs named after every boundary I set before me. I wasn’t drowning, I drowned. I was just a shell of myself. A soulless skin searching for answers in these choppy waters as all these ships sailed by. I was invisible. I don’t look sick. I look “fine”. So who was going to save me?
I had to save myself!
It was sink or swim. Cinder blocks or not. Either live with the paint or die from the pain. And momma ain’t raise no quitter. ⠀⠀
My lifeline was what you see here my friends. ART. One constant theme in all my art is beaches. I’ve always been drawn to them. The power yet serenity. The tranquility yet ferocity. The beauty and the beast all in one. Kind of like us.
I’m glad I’m here to share this with you and I want you to be here tomorrow to share with me. What are some things you do to when negative fleeting thoughts overcome you? What seems to help? Your answer could help someone today! . . . .