Thursday, August 11, 2016

Breaking the Silence

I've been silent on this blog for two years now.

I don't think it was really intentional.

I just have been through a lot over the last couple of years.

As I sat in my last counseling session yesterday, my counselor & I reviewed all that I had learned over the course of the last two years.

Life wasn't easy for me back then.

I felt like I was being tossed back & worth by the waves, and my tiny inflatable raft was barely staying afloat.

The rescue came in the form of a counselor who gave me books to read, and helped me build my new boat.

Now, I like to imagine myself in a small yacht.

One where I can navigate the waters with clearer vision & have the necessary tools to help with the maintenance & the ability to anchor myself if the storm rages.

I make sure to check for leaks on occasion & make sure wildlife doesn't stay long.

I do have space for the few friends who come on board from time to time.

We sometimes dock right next to each other & party hard. Other times, they hop on my boat for a spell to help me clean up my mess. And, like next week, I'll set sail with a couple of them into uncharted territory.

Listen up, friends, I wouldn't be here today if I hadn't thrown my flare up when I was distressed.

I would have drowned. 

It's NEVER a sign of weakness to call out for help.

If you haven't already, please do so today.

You'll be forever grateful, I promise.

One day, I'll share on this blog what I learned in my counseling sessions. 

For now, I'll just tell you that I'm not the same Giann I was 2 years, heck even 6 months ago.  

I know I've grown a lot, and plan to keep growing. Always.

To those who have been with me from the beginning of the blog, thank you!

To those who are just now joining me, thank you!

Excited to see what the LORD does in my life over the next few years while I'm at school.

So, I think I'll be back on this site more often sharing about life & what God has been teaching me.

Stay tuned, my friends!