Writing these articles has become my therapy, and this piece is no exception. I love the site Introvert, Dear, and it's always lovely when an article is accepted by them.
After examining some of my own experiences and how I grew up feeling about myself, I decided I needed to do differently for my children.
"Exist. Take up space. Be you. These are some of the most important things I could ever teach my children. I don’t want them to fold in on themselves at a young age and spend their adult years re-learning how to uncurl themselves and live."
Read the full piece here: Why I'm Teaching My Introverted Children to Take Up Space
It's always a pleasure to get an article accepted for publication. I've slowly allowed myself to share details and insights into my personal trauma from a few years ago. It can be difficult to be vulnerable, but it's also therapeutic.
Trauma stays with you, haunts you, especially as a highly sensitive person. This article discusses the 6 things I wished I knew eight years ago when my life first fell apart.
Read the article here: 6 Lessons I learned about Surviving Trauma as a Highly Sensitive Person
I'm an adjunct creative writing professor and freelance writer, but I dream of being a published novelist. This is my journey.