More Real. More Raw. More of Me.
This blog has served a purpose for many years; that purpose is shifting. I AM SHIFTING. I am tired of the highlight reel that is social media. This blog is a reflection of who I am, all that I am––the beautiful and the ugly. The subject is me, plain and simple. It is for me. It is cathartic. It is also for you, if you come along with me. I hope it is a way for us to connect, heart to. heart. I share my story in the hopes that you might see yourself in my words. We are all more alike than different.
This blog is an attempt at improving my self-awareness. It is an act of courage. I wish to let my readers have a clear view of my human-ness: my insecurities and traumas, the unhealed aspects of myself I’m still working through, as well as the (mostly) healed aspects and the wisdom gleaned throughout the process.
My hope is that by showing my true self, I’ll gain more courage, grow stronger and perhaps encourage you to do the same. When we own our stories they have less power over us. We are more in control of our lives. I want to be more in control of my life.
I have shared so much on social media with comments like, “you read my mind,” and “me too,” and “I resonate with that.” I hope to do more of the same here, to be even more raw and real than I’ve had the courage to yet be.
I’ve always been a writer, though mostly for others. I understand the technical aspects of writing. I want to work more on sharing my heart. I want to work on being more vulnerable. I want to tell the truth and I want to grow in the process. I am most alive when I’m writing. I learn things about myself that I wouldn’t otherwise. I slow the swirling thoughts in my head as the words come together on the page and I exercise the part of my brain that make it all make sense through the editing process.
You being here is a gift. I hope that you’ll comment to let me know who you are, where you’re from and how we can connect online, if applicable. If I know you personally, please say “hi” and tell me that you are here.
With love ….
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Marie B Bell-Jones
I see you.
I feel you.
I hear you.
So, let’s go forward, gently and with each other.
Yes! Let’s do. 🙏🏻♥️