It’s hard to believe it has been one year already!
The past year has been one learning curve after another with this website, the YouTube channel, all different kinds of social media I never thought I wanted (or needed) to learn about, and really with technology as a whole. (And if you tried to catch the live stream a few days ago, then you know that learning curve still isn’t over!)
But despite all of the stumbling blocks and growing pains, a lot of amazing-ness has happened that really makes my heart smile.
My favorite parts of that amazing-ness is found in the support groups. It is just so cool to see people reaching out and supporting each other–especially with the new members who are so lost, scared, confused, and overwhelmed when they first get here. And boy, I so remember that feeling–I think we all do.
It really warms my heart to see people taking these new members under their wing, and then seeing these new members go from the depths of hurt to finding some rays of hope for an even better tomorrow. It’s so cool to see just how much people can blossom in such a short period of time when they are planted in the right kind of soil. 🙂
Perhaps what really brings tears to my eyes to see the ripple effect that comes from all of the sharing, feedback, and support that goes on. I just love hearing about everyone’s aha moments and daily victories and the difference those make not just in their lives, but in the lives of their children.
This ripple effect of validation, awareness, and overall reclaiming our power and control is how the cycle of abuse gets broken. This is how healing happens. This is how we all move forward and thrive from all this. And y’all, we are doing it! Everyday and in every way we are moving forward and we are healing from this.
What’s really cool is that this website, YouTube channel, and Facebook page reach over a million people a month. The thought that we are able to spread that much awareness makes me want to jump for joy, because awareness of a problem is a huge first step! I just get so excited by the thought of reaching people who are floundering around out there trying to make sense of what’s going on, and helping them to swim to shore.
And now that I am getting my “sea legs” with all this, I hope to really be able to really move full-steam ahead with info on healing and thriving in the next 12 months, as I’ve only begun to scratch the surface of everything that I’d like to do!
So a big thank you and (((HUG))) from me to you for all your support (and patience) of me, and of each other, and I hope that the next 12 months will be even more awesome!
All my love,
My goal is to educate, empower, and inspire other abuse victims in understanding more about what happened to them (and how to prevent it from happening again), as well as how to go on and rebuild an amazing life.
Even though I have had a lot of "in the trenches" experience with highly manipulative people of all kinds, I consider myself to be a student of Narcissism, mindset, motivation, healing, and life in general, and am by no means an expert on any of these topics.
It's for these reasons, that when you are reading my information that I encourage you to hold to what helps, and let the rest go.
Latest posts by Dana (see all)
- Episode 30: Book Club Discussion on “Recovering from Narcissistic Abuse” by Joanna Moore - June 27, 2017
- Live Stream from June 21, 2017 - June 25, 2017
- Episode 28: Gratitude Can Help Keep You Grounded - March 21, 2017