She Really Put a Lot of Trust in Me

The second to last week in February my friend Thea came to visit me. Hidden deep down within, there was something I needed, but I couldn’t even admit it to myself – which is why I didn’t fully realize what it was, until after everything was said and done. I knew before Thea even came to visit that I would …

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A Letter of Encouragement

(A letter from myself, to myself) Dear Emily, I know you have been working on a lot of changes in your personal life these past months, and I know you’ve been confused, and wondering if things will work out. Every change feels like a reinvention of yourself, and that can be scary. But it can also be exciting. I’m a …

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Reflection: A Personal Story About Abuse

This Story also on One Blue Berry Her reflection stared back at her, teary-eyed and depressed. Why? Why?! WHY?! Oh God, why did this happen to me? The thoughts streaming in her mind, they couldn’t find a way out – insufferable – quiet, she had to be quiet; it was 2am. Why am I awake? More tears started to flow. …