The gift of finding my voice; Happy 4th birthday Untangled!

Alexis Rose, my author and blogger friend, wrote the following post commemorating the fourth anniversary of the release of her memoir UNTANGLED. I found her memoir so compelling, I read it twice — despite having dozens of unread books on my Kindle.

I am reblogging her post, because she so beautifully articulates the feelings I have about blogging, and my experience in writing my own trauma recovery memoir, which is still a work in progress.

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Four years ago today, I anxiously waited for my memoir, Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumphto go live on Amazon. What a wonderful, unexpected and humbling four years this has been.

I took a huge risk by writing and publishing my memoir. My entire life was focused on keeping quiet, not telling, protecting those I loved, or who loved me. It took me a long time to understand that by keeping quiet, I was actually protecting the people who hurt me in my life. Writing UntangledΒ was a way to announce in a really big way, that I will not keep quiet any longer.

In my book, I talk about my life and some of the trauma I experienced. Β I write about how I repressed my memories and how I managed to raise a family and live a life where I mistakenly convinced myself, that my hidden…

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