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It’s Never Too Late…….

So, finally, here it is…my first blog post.  As many of you know this has been a while in the making.  Like so many of you, I have allowed my fears to keep me from doing something I’ve wanted to do.  Not only for myself (I’ve considered writing in a public way for several years) but also for the millions of survivors of sexual abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence.  Yes, there are millions of you in this country.  Then, I suddenly realized that the purpose of this is not about being perfect……writing something that everyone will want to read and agree with, but to provide hope.  Hope for the possibility of healing and a happier, healthier life.

It’s never too late to be what you might have been” by George Eliot is a quote I have on my business cards, website, and anywhere else I can find to put it.  I don’t remember the first time I saw it, but I do remember it resonating with me in a profound way.  Immediately I thought about how relevant it is for survivors of abuse.   No matter how difficult things in your life have been, the emotional difficulties, the problematic behaviors , unhealthy relationships, your age, it’s never too late to become the person you would have been had you not had the experiences you did.  Personally, it was a little like an aha moment.  This idea is true for everybody, no matter who you are or what your experiences have been.  It really is never too late!

I have been incredibly fortunate to witness this in the work I do.  I’ve had clients with varying experiences, at different ages, come to me with a wide range of difficulties.  While it hasn’t always been easy, so many have been able to begin to see themselves for who they really are.  To be able to believe in themselves and the possibility for something different, creating the opportunity for healthy relationships, joy and peace.

Are you finding yourself thinking that somehow you are different than the people I mentioned above?  You’re right.  We are all different.  However, based on my experience, there are many more similarities.  The most significant one being our ability to change, grow and heal.  Wherever you fall on the continuum of issues or struggles, from a history of severe child abuse to struggling with a little anxiety, change is possible, it’s never too late.

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15 comments on “It’s Never Too Late…….”

  1. Congrats on getting this up and running....
    The path I dared to travel....began at Courageous Journeys. I am so glad that you have opened the doors with blogging.

  2. Thanks for a awesome post and interesting comments. I found this post while looking for some new lyrics. Thanks for sharing this post.

  3. Great job! I've been waiting for this. Anything is possible and it's never too late, for sure! I can't wait for more blogging.

  4. I was so excited to see your blog! I know you mentioned doing one quite a while back, and I'm very glad you decided to go through with it. Very insightful....I look forward to reading more!

  5. You wouldn't feel it but I've wasted all day digging for some posts about this. You will be a lifesaver, it was an good read and has helped me out to no end. Cheers!

  6. I absolutely adore reading your blog posts, the variety of writing is smashing.This web site as usual was educational, I've had to bookmark your website and subscribe to your feed in ifeed. Your theme looks lovely.

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