I am currently reading, Writing As A Way Of Healing – How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives – by Louise DeSalvo. There are two reasons I’m reading it, maybe more. I feel broken and I’m trying to find my way back, and I want to get my personal stories written.
As I read the words in the above image, it was an “Aha!” moment. I knew that she had hit the proverbial nail on the head. Of course it is the pain that I wish to share, to understand it myself and my hope that it will help someone else but that pain was the very thing that was keeping me away from the page.
And then I read this… I stopped and read it again. I thought to myself that is exactly how I feel, like I’m beginning to erase who I am because I haven’t felt worthy or able to write my stories. She definitely has my attention.
Louise DeSalvo explains, shows examples, and helps you get your stories, your trauma, onto the page. It doesn’t even have to be something you wish to share with the world, she helps you get your stories down so that you can move forward whether it is to continue to write or accomplish whatever your passion is, she will help you do it.
As I’m working through this book and several others I have come up with my new mantra, feel free to use it for yourself if it helps.
I have stories to tell, stories that will go untold unless I write them.
You do too.
Painful or not, it is important that we get them written. If you have pain and traumas that have happened in your life and have been unable to write them down or move past them, check out – Writing As a Way of Healing by Louise DeSalvo.
May you feel worthy enough and able enough to get your words written.