A Week House Sitting This week I have been house sitting for a friend. I have done some work, made phone calls, walked the dog, and connected with friends who live locally. In addition, I have worked to stay in my pajamas and not leave the house. Happy to sit in quiet and pet the… Continue reading Respite From Domestic Abuse
So Many Thought’s on My Walk This Morning I woke up. Each night I pray that I die as I sleep. Will I be able to dodge sexual contact? Be positive, focus on job search today. Plan to take breaks during my job search. I have one regret in life. Becoming involved with him. He… Continue reading Thoughts About Domestic Violence
Outing Myself My therapist asked me why I use those words. It seems the best way to describe myself. In the LGBTQ community, you hear people talk about outing themselves. Or perhaps coming out of the closet. By doing so they may open themselves about to rejection, judgment, and betrayal. When I speak of outing… Continue reading Outing Myself – Admitting I Live With Domestic Violence
Monday morning and I’m getting ready for an interview for an internship. It’s for a volunteer role in an allied field. Now as I print off my resume and read the volunteer description I’m nervous. I don’t speak fluent Spanish. California Spanish yes, native speaker no. The description says a plus to have in one section… Continue reading The Curse of Domestic Violence
Culture of Victim Blaming If you tell people about domestic violence often the response is subtle victim blaming. You fill in the blank. With those four words, you have given power to the abuser. With those four words, one out of four women you may know has been cut to the quick. The statistics speak… Continue reading Are You Telling Me I Asked for Domestic Violence?
Domestic Violence Job Candidate After a year of solid job search, I continue to be unemployed. However, this is not different than the previous three years where I kept an eye out for potential jobs. It is disheartening after each no thanks, it’s a reminder I am stuck. There is an irony to the latest no… Continue reading Domestic Violence and the Job Candidate
Tired and Hopeless These are the two feeling I beat back every morning. While there is no logical reason to keep going on every morning I wake up. Over the past few weeks, I have developed a routine. Monday Leave the house and go to San Diego. Walk, visit places I enjoy and try to… Continue reading Tired of Domestic Violence