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Lady Anonymous

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I was never taught how to cook or bake growing up, but I was taught at a very young age that my voice didn't matter. The first 10 years of my life I was silenced. Now at 32 years of age (22 years after speaking out against my abuser) I still feel the ramifications of that silence. I still am that little girl struggling to find my voice. My place. 

They say that there is a secret formula to life. That the events that take place always have a response. Which in turn ultimately lead to the outcome. It is in our response to those events which can create a positive or negative outcome. 

It is my belief that we can have many different responses thus many different outcomes spanning years and intertwining with time. 

In my own opinion, none of them are wrong. There is no perfect "formula" to life. 

So last night for the first time ever, I taught myself how to bake a homemade apple pie and joined this forum. 

This is me changing my response and changing my outcome. Changing my life. 

I will no longer be silent.

Lady Anonymous 

 

 

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@Lady Anonymous
I’m sorry for the reasons that brought you here.  I’m proud of you for taking action and joining this forum.  I just joined recently, and so far it has been a big help to me.  I relate to the struggle to find a voice and changing the outcome so much.

 I’m relating to your pie, too.  I learned how to make bread sometime in the past few years and it feels good to create something like that, kind of grounding and affirming, to me.

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2 hours ago, CyclosaTurbinata said:

@Lady Anonymous
I’m sorry for the reasons that brought you here.  I’m proud of you for taking action and joining this forum.  I just joined recently, and so far it has been a big help to me.  I relate to the struggle to find a voice and changing the outcome so much.

 I’m relating to your pie, too.  I learned how to make bread sometime in the past few years and it feels good to create something like that, kind of grounding and affirming, to me.

@CyclosaTurbinata Thanks so much for your kindness! Im so sorry for the reasons that brought you here as well but I'm so thankful for this place and to be able to connect!

Yes, it does feel so wonderful to create something like that. Sounds so silly how happy I was about baking a pie, but I was SO proud of myself. 

For years I spent my life being so angry not only for the trauma I experienced and went through but for also not being taught certain things. Spent so much time dwelling on the anger and the wrong doings of the past and not doing anything about it.

Now, today, I can be angry (that's ok) BUT also I will try to do something about it. So I wasn't taught certain things... I'll just teach myself when I can find the time 😊

 

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