I was actually not aware of this until I was working on things behind the scenes around here last week and caught site of the first blog post, but it has been eight years now that I’ve been blogging about being a survivor of child abuse. It occurs to me that, on top of the other reasons I’ve been unable to blog here as much as I’d like to this year, I do often get an idea, or the very beginnings of an idea and struggle to say something I haven’t said before!
After that much time, and close to 600 posts, I do feel like I don’t have many original thoughts left. Then again, I’m not ready to simply quit writing here either. I know that lots of you read these posts and find value in them, so I’m going to continue to do that, and give myself the freedom to write what’s on my mind, regardless of whether it’s a topic I’ve covered, and as time allows. So, hopefully I’ll still be covering some original ground, but I’ll also probably be covering some things that are familiar to anyone who’s been reading for a long time. Sorry about that, but then again, there are probably just as many people finding this blog for the first time too. Maybe if I update it more often, they’d even come back!
Seriously though, reading that there are 39 millions sexual abuse survivors in the US alone, reminds me why, even if it takes time and energy to write this blog, or keep up with the Survivors Network, it’s worth it.