Lets try this again.

If you are already following my blog, you know that this isn’t my first post. I decided to purchase my own domain and start from scratch. I’ve changed but my passion remains the same. I decided to take the blogging fundamental courses via WordPress university again. The courses really do help you figure things out. In this first lesson I’m going to tell you what the purpose of my blog is and why I decided to start it (over). The first prompt asks why blogging instead of a diary? My reason for this is because writing to myself is boring. I have a lot to say. I want to talk about topics that might be uncomfortable and taboo. The issues that plague our society, and need to be discussed, understood and recognized.

The majority of the topics I will discuss are going to center around sexual violence, living with mental illness (several), unhealthy coping skills, learning healthy coping skills, healing, growing and learning how to love myself. I’m still and always will be a work in progress. My humor can be dark and sarcastic but in a fun way. Honestly, I can talk about anything so be prepared for some ADHD shenanigans.

Personally, I would like to connect with everyone but I know that what I have to say isn’t for everyone. However, if you like what your reading so far, I would love to connect with you. If you are struggling with any of the topics listed please know that you are not alone and I’m reaching out to you. If you are a sexual violence survivor we are already connected because only we understand the darkness surviving brings and never really goes away. We learn to live with it in our own way but the damage it has on our lives will always be there and that’s OK. We are survivors and we can use our voices to change the world. Help me do that. Lets shatter the silence, stigma, blaming and shaming together.

What do I hope to accomplish if I manage to blog successfully for the next year? I hope to empower survivors of sexual assault, educate people about mental illness, inspire others to find healthy coping skills, discover their passion, learn to love themselves, start or continue their healing process and remember to take my own advice. Grow with me. Lets do this!

So, there you have it. My not so first new blog. I hope you join me on this little journey called life! Like Prince said “Let’s Go Crazy”! I promise it will be fun!

As always, remember, your voice matters, you are worthy, you are loved and thank you for taking time to read this.

Jeni B

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