Thursday, October 1, 2009

Gotta Start Somewhere


Hi, for those of you that don't know me my name is Nicole. I'm not even sure what I am doing here or how to accomplish what it is I'm trying to set out to do so please bear with me as I go through this process. I am the mother of three of the most beautiful children you will ever meet. They are beautiful inside and out. I'd like to think I had a lot to do with it. I am also a survivor of domestic violence at the hands of my boyfriend turned husband and now ex husband. I've wanted tofor years to do something to talk to help to get my story out in the hopes of helping someone else who is going through what I went through for so many years. I don't know if this is the avenue that I need to take but I guess its a start. I've done a few interviews and the people who know me know my story pretty well and are probably tired of hearing about it. I've also started volunteering at the very shelter that helped me to get back on my feet just 5 years ago. I still feel not satisified and know there is more that I can do or should be doing. Maybe someone will read one of my blogs and hear my story and be able to relate. I know that it was so very important to me when I entered the shelter that others shared my story with me that I was not alone and they knew how I felt. I'm really not going to have any set format for my blogs but will just share when I feel it is right. I hope this reached just one person. For those who know me but don't know my whole story maybe this will help you better understand who I am today and why I do the things I do. Thank you for reading till next time stay safe.

2 comments:

  1. Very nice, strong, Bold move my friend...

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  2. Thanks for sharing... you are an inspiration. I shared my story at www.violenceunsilenced.com, and I found that to be really healing. I also volunteer as a rape crisis advocate at a local women's shelter and donated t shirts to the shelter this year for domestic violence awareness month. I find it most healing to reach out and help others. I'm just now starting to feel good again... it's a long journey! I have a blog at www.healingaerin.blogspot.com Wishing you a calm and peaceful life!

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