I Have Survived 👊

This weeks writing prompt over in The Sandbox Writing Challenge has us digging up the answer to the question “What Makes You A Survivor?”

I was digging!!

I spent my morning Soul Stroll contemplating my answer to this question. I know I have touched on this in The SBC Week 5-What Makes You Different. I’ve linked it if anyone is so inclined to go back and read that post. I Am Different


I believe we are all Survivors. Our stories may be different, but there is no doubt in my mind that we have all been a victim at some point in our lives. My condensed story…. I was molested as a little girl…I was unloved by my parents….I was in a physically abusive relationship, and then married a man who was emotionally and mentally abusive…………..sadly, my story does not make me unique. Back then….I Was A Victim…………………

I was one troubled young lady hiding the bruises

Today, I Am A Survivor. 

I Am A Survivor because I choose to be. 

I Am A Survivor because I have made peace with my past.


 I Am A Survivor because I Will Not Forget it. Though it does not define me, it is a part of who I Am. And what I Am is Strong! 

I Am A Survivor because I accept that I cannot go back and change what my life was back then…it was my journey, all of it, the good, the bad, and the ugly of it…..but it was this, my journey, that has brought me to My Here and Now…….

I Am A Survivor because in my Here and Now….My Life Is Good…REALLY REALLY GOOD.

this mornings Soul Stroll…the sun was Shining on me!! ☀️

24 thoughts on “I Have Survived 👊

  1. Pingback: The Sandbox Writing Challenge #40 — Survivor | Impromptu Promptlings

  2. I Am A Survivor because I Will Not Forget it. Though it does not define me, it is a part of who I Am. You know, I think THAT right there is your SONG, as Plato would say.

  3. Poppet, I suspected that some terrible things had been done to you but had no idea just how much. You are a beautiful Woman with that amazing smile and encouragement to those of us who have been and may still be trying to be a Survivor. We all have pasts Linda that we try to accept and move on from. I was in my early Sixties when I faced up to the fact I was a victim of physical abuse from my Mother, you grow up and convince yourself “it’s normal”. To the abusers and others you are weak but something inside makes you strong otherwise how could we cope and go on. I never had friends, never knew how to make them – I was never lonely just preferred my own company that way no one hurt me. Yet one finds oneself desperate to marry to be your own person, then you find you are still imprisoned in a way.

    You have been an inspiration to me, I recognised you as a Loner yet I knew you had bad things happen, what were none of my business, but here you were showing me you can move on, but the past is always there nothing we can do to rid ourselves of it. Last year I found a door opening to me and I have walked through, I am happier now, at 67, than I think I have ever been, I laugh more, I am more at peace with myself and I know my Sons see a difference even if they don’t tell me. Thank you poppet for being the inspiration you are.

  4. Resilient, strong, courageous, and your now photos are ALWAYS so happy. You have made peace with your self and your life. Bless you 🙂

  5. Thank you for sharing this Linda. I like to read honest writing and to write without filter. It has a good purpose because it causes readers to reflect on their lives too

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