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Got Secrets? Mine almost killed me!
If you have been following our blog for any time, you know this about us: We are real. We are honest and in our honesty, we expose ourselves. The recent posts, by my sister, Jenny entitled “Inseparable” have been unveiling some of my darkest secrets. (Scroll down to read these, or view them in the Archives)
In recovery circles, there is a phrase tossed around: You are as sick as your secrets.
At one point in my life, I was super sick, as a result of keeping many secrets. Combined with hopelessness and shame, I was a walking time bomb of destruction.
You may have been wondering how I feel about being so exposed. I am more than okay with it, for I am certain that people will be helped, as a result of our story being told. Jenny has received not just my permission to share “our story” but my blessing.
There is no better person to tell it. She is a gifted writer and storyteller, she is my lifelong friend, and she is my identical twin. She lived it and her perspective is invaluable. As I read the excerpts, my heart is moved and reminded of the pain and heartache, and so extremely grateful for the redemption story, that is our life today.
I had some dirty little secrets. They had me. They kept me stuck, living in my addiction and limited me in so many ways.
Today, I have hope that is eternal. I have a redemption story that will blow your mind. Keep reading for more of “our story”.
Jeff Goins is one of my online writing mentors: He too is real and I appreciate this about him.
In his post, entitled “Why you should tell the ugly parts of your story”, he says:
“If you write a blog or a memoir or simply find yourself telling a story to a friend over coffee today, try doing this for a change:
Tell a nasty part of yourself you’d otherwise conceal. Tell something that humiliates and humbles you, and see how your audience reacts……….At times, you will hold the keys to another’s prison.
Just like when you write from the heart, your pain will become someone else’s healing balm….there is a world full of desperate, broken people, longing to hear the honest words of another ragamuffin.”
You can read his full post here: http://goinswriter.com/write-ugly/
I challenge you to be bold in sharing your story. You never know who you could be helping. Tell something despicable and see who relates. Tell something shameful or embarrassing and you may be surprised by the loving people who will surround you and tell you a simple but transformational message:
You are not alone and this is not the end of your story.
I am honored to be part of the team at Everyday Lifeline. We are world changers. You can learn more about our team here: http://everydaylifeline.com/
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- “Inseparable” – “All Night Long” by Jenny Price (iwokeupyesterday.com)