Author Archives: Secret Stains

About Secret Stains

I wanna do something that matters, say something different, something that sets the whole world on it's ear. i wanna do something better with the time I've been given and I wanna try to touch a few hearts in this life to prove I was here. I apologize if I seem absent minded sometimes. Sometimes I forget I'm still awake and say things out loud. Inside I am beginning to burst at the seams. There are so many secrets ... so many scars ... so many stains. This is me. Welcome to my world.

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Nothing Belongs To Me

I’ve got millions of worlds of words me. But I can’t seem to get them out. All they do is tumble all over each other. I have voice memos saved on my phone. Hundreds of unfinished documents saved to my … Continue reading

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Haunting Thoughts

Sometimes, late at night when I can’t sleep, I sneak out of bed, making sure not to wake my husband or to stir the sleeping dogs, I go to the living room and take refuge in the darkness and sit … Continue reading

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The sun shows up every morning, no matter how bad you’ve been the night before. It shines without judgment. It never withholds. It warms the sinners, the saints, the druggies, the cheerleaders—the saved and the heathens alike. You can hide from the sun, but it wont take you personally. It’ll never, ever punish you for hiding. You can stay in the dark for years or decades, and when you finally step outside, it’ll be there.

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I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” ~ Carl Jung

This quote is so true – it is up to you what you become. My attitude has 100% determined what my life as an amputee has been like. I had two choices: either let amputation destroy me, or let it … Continue reading

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