Monday, September 12, 2016

LULLABY: Finding Rest After Abuse

Last week, I talked about my experience with emotional abuse, specifically mentioning at one point that I am currently practicing celibacy. I'm going to explain that a little more in depth in this post for those of you who might be confused by my seemingly extreme decision.


Let me first quickly go over how the majority of our sexual interactions went.

Monday, September 05, 2016

ABUSE

I'm extremely hesitant to write about this. I'm even more hesitant to make it public.

So hesitant, in fact, that I'm writing this paragraph to further push off what I need to write about. It's fluff, completely devoid of substance, and it's going to do nothing but detract from the whole point of this post. Yet here I am, cowardly hiding behind words that are entirely lacking in a point.

Time to nut up or shut up, Stef.


In my post last week, I let you know that I'd be making an effort to post weekly from here on out. I also hinted that there was something that had been preventing me from writing and that I wasn't aware of it until recently.

Well, I feel like, in order for me to move forward not only as a writer but as a human being, I need to address some things that have been going on in my life over the past several years, to process what happened and work through it so I can leave it all behind me.

Please note: 
There will be no names. 
There will be no identifying information. 
Even though some terrible things happened, people deserve respect and privacy.

A little over 6 years ago, I met a man. Isn't that how these stories always start?

Friday, September 02, 2016

Well, hey there...


I've stopped writing.
I know.
Up until recently, I didn't know why.

I've had all of these ideas tumbling around in my head all willy-nilly, but I have been completely incapable of actually writing them down, fleshing them out, and crafting a full story.

That being said, I am making a goal to post once a week here. I don't know what it will be about. I don't know if it will be structured. I don't even know if it will be fiction or stream of conscious. You're going to have to bear with me.

Peace.
Stef.

Friday, June 12, 2015

I'm Coming Home

Some of you have already been aware of this development, but I have made the decision to cut my contract here in Korea short due to various extenuating circumstances (much more specific posts to come later, once I've come home and feel more secure in my surroundings). It's not ideal, but it is what it is, and I'm looking forward to the next leg of this adventure called life.

Just so none of you worry, no I am not sick. I am not in dire straits of any sort, and I am safe at my school. I do have my reasons, however, but I must keep those to myself for the time being. Just trust that this decision is not only final but also the best one to make right now.

I will be leaving Korea in mid-July (exact date is not confirmed at the moment), and I am in a really good mental place about the whole thing.

Deep cleansing breaths. Sometimes, a change in plans is good.

Peace.
Stef.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

In Which I Drop Out of Capella University

For those of you who have been keeping up with me and my quest for knowledge, you know that I had been attending Capella University for my Master's in Human Services. I made the decision, however, to discontinue my education with the school because I was simply not pleased with the quality of instruction and course material that were provided at the institution.

I only took one class (and only just over half of it at that), so it's possible that my viewpoint is less founded than someone who has spent more time enrolled at the online school. I doubt it, though.



I'm going to start with the positives and then move onto the negatives later.

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