I Will Not Stop Roaring.

Timing is everything. Something my mom's friend once said to me and my husband. Growth cannot be forced. We are different people before and after every transformation, and we never know when those transformations are coming or who we will become. The right timing isn't necessarily when you think it'll be right, and most of... Continue Reading →

Gotcha Day

Yeah. I hate it. I mean no offense to my friends who use the term, but as an adult adoptee who has gone through the adoptee fog (is still emerging), I have to say I find it tactless, insensitive, childish, and rude. It makes me, personally, feel like I'm a thing that was obtained. Gotten.... Continue Reading →

My Story Is Mine.

Please. Even if you think they aren't capable of handling certain information. Even if you're worried about what they might think of you or anyone else.My truth was kept from me until I found my adoption file while cleaning out my mom's apartment after her death. It has taken me two years to process this... Continue Reading →

“I Wish I Was Adopted”

I never understood why I didn't like when people say they wish they were adopted until I read this excerpt this morning. I get that those people are hurting and have experienced trauma, but adoption is also trauma. A whole other different world of trauma. And while traumas should never be compared, they are different.... Continue Reading →

Adoptee Walls

*Trigger warning: self harm*Though I have been open about this with a few people, I've never been public about it, so writing this is a bit nerve wracking. I am not being open for pity. In fact, pity is one of my triggers so please respect that. I don't write for that kind of attention... Continue Reading →

The Truth Is “Too Much”

THIS. Same exact thing. I've lost more friends in the past year (summer to summer) than I have in my entire life. And you know what? I'm fine with it. Because I was fake (unintentionally; I just didn't know who I really was) and they were fake (for whatever reason) and couldn't handle the bluntness... Continue Reading →

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