Freedom is…

The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. The state of not being imprisoned or enslaved. What does freedom mean to you? Some of us need to break free from ourselves.

I had to break free from my past. I felt I wasn’t good enough or pretty enough. There’s not a man on Earth that will sign up to be with a single, special needs mom. These thoughts and more were constant reminders to me.

June is an exciting month. It’s the start of summer vacation and a reminder of many life changing events in my life.

I’m not great with remembering dates. But sometimes when I write or type a date it will take me back to my past. I’m the first one to tell you to push forward and not look behind you. There are times when you need to go back in time and shout alleluia that you’re not in that dark place anymore.

June 21, 2013, the day I stood before the judge and heard that my marriage was over. I remember walking out of that courthouse feeling free. But there was a part of me that was still shackled to my past. It would take years for me to heal.

June 18, 2016, the day I took a blogging workshop with Antoinette Blake. That day would change my life. Immediately I went home and began writing. I gathered my many journals and decided to create A Woman’s Work.

I was free at last, free at last. I found my voice that was hidden behind rejection, depression and sadness. I realized my worth and focused on my happiness.

June 30, 2018 will be my two year blogaversary. For the past two years. I’ve shared my life with all of you. The good times, the funny moments, my tears and Autism life.

I’ve realized that freedom isn’t free. You have to sacrifice and give up something close to you. It might be easy for you to fight for your freedom. Or you may have the battle of a lifetime.

Are you looking for freedom? Freedom from the thoughts in your mind? Freedom from an unhealthy relationship? You have the power to be free. Why live in bondage when you could choose happiness? Start today by living the life that you desire. Tomorrow isn’t promised. So break free today.

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