If I Could Talk to the Girl I Was

If I Could Talk to the Girl I Was

If I could go back twenty years, and talk to the girl I was, I would tell her these three things. First, control is an illusion. You don’t have it. You never will. The harder you grip that wheel, the more out of control you’ll spin. You’ll spend so much of your time and strength [...]

Celebrating Recovery

Celebrating Recovery

My story, Four Weeks: A Journey from Darkness, is available on Amazon. One year ago today, I walked into the doors of the Orlando Recovery Center, beaten, battered and bruised. By my own hand. By my own fears. It may come as a surprise to some, not so much to others, but I had suffered [...]

A Journey from Darkness

A Journey from Darkness

For four weeks, I embarked on a journey. In the beginning; I believed it was necessary because I was weak and incapable of fitting into my life. This journey has proven to be about so much more. It quickly became a journey of the spirit that led to the profound discovery of myself. Myself, stripped [...]

In the Aftermath

In the Aftermath

During this time, as the Florida Panhandle is trying to recover and heal from Hurricane Micheal, I am reminded of this beautiful warrior and inspired by her steadfast faith. The storms of our lives take many forms. The scars come. But one thing I’ve learned from witnessing Emma Rose, is that our scars do not [...]

Sharing My Story

FOUR WEEKS HAS BEEN THE HARDEST, but also the most rewarding journey of my life, and it’s only the beginning. Before I departed from the Orlando Recovery Center (ORC) in April of 2018, I shared my story, in what turned out to be a pivotal moment in my recovery. I wrote nothing down. I didn’t [...]

Survival. Surrender. Freedom.

In survival. Through surrender. You will find yourself. And freedom.From An Extraordinary State of Being by Jennifer N. and Nichole Fenwick