I am a survivor of extremely severe ritualistic childhood abuse and sadistic systematic torture. This blog has helped me get my voice back and documents the journey I'm on to heal from the trauma and damage caused by that appalling abuse. Now is the time for me to tell of MY experience by speaking the truth about MY life. I will be silenced no more! On this blog I share MY life, MY healing journey; helpful quotes/stuff I come across and MY thoughts along the way. The more I speak out the more liberated I am from the shame and trauma of the abuse. My broken wings are gradually being repaired. Without God in my life I wouldn't still be here. But somehow, I keep on staying alive, surviving and rarely, occasionally, living a little!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

GRADUATION ANNIVERSARY

It was the 10th Anniversary of my graduation last week. I've written about it on my Autobiographical blog. 

The link to it is -
http://fromchrysalistobeautifulbutterfly.blogspot.com/2011/07/graduation-10th-anniversary.html

Here is a short excerpt:-
"The 10th anniversary of my graduation from university kind of snuck up on me a few days ago. 

It is amazing really to look back!! I have many happy memories of my 3 years at university. It was a wonderful time of my life. I met some amazing people, took part in all sorts of debates long into the night. My work placements were high quality. I was privileged to work with some amazing women and fellow youth workers. I was stretched and grew so much. I remember mentoring a 2nd year student when I was a third year student as part of my management and supervision module. I gained so much from that experience.

I have so many wonderful memories of my graduation spent in the company of close friends, my godmother, peers and my placement supervisors. It was an incredible day! To think I wore a mortar board and gown. I still look back at the photos with that feeling of wow, did that really happen? It makes me feel warm inside to remember and to dwell on those memories. Wow, what an achievement it was. I was so proud of myself and so was everyone else. I went through so much during those 3 years to get that degree. 

I re-shared my graduation photos on Facebook to mark the occasion. Ah it was so good to look back at those photos, so many very happy special precious memories!!"

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