"I’m not going to calm down and sit quietly swallowing my voice and my truth.
I’m not going to apologize for my fire; I wasn’t born only to be sugar and spice, silence and servitude.
No one gets to decide when I’m too much and no one gets to dictate my volume, my passion or my heart." ~Ara
"There are those that will never understand you, your heart, your path or your journey.
They will call into question everything you hold at the core of your very being.
They will tell you that you don't have the eyes to see, or the ears to hear your own truth and what you believe is fake or your medicine unworthy.
It's not our job to make them see us, our hearts or our path.
They don't even see their own journey or themselves, how could we ever hope for them to see all of the brilliance that you are?
Truth is, its not their job to see you.
They hold the mirror up for you to see yourself rooted deeper in another level of your own being.
They are here to help us reclaim our own self worth and value as we refuse to let them cut away at it.
This isn't about them its about you seeing yourself, your path, your heart and taking a stand for all that you are.
No one gets to tell you who you are. This is your life and your unfolding path.
You are not required to give yourself away to those too blind to see your truth." ~Ara
I am a former country girl and abuse survivor. I enjoy blogging because I find it personally therapeutic. It also allows me to share my experiences with others, and bring to light issues of abuse. I write under a pseudonym for my personal safety as well as to negate any potential legal trouble over sharing my story.