The Journey Continues

Happy New Year!!! We made it to 2021! I’m so so grateful to be here.

I haven’t published a blog post in months. There’s so much that I have to tell you and I don’t know exactly where to start. Although I’ve been writing and journaling, publishing an official blog post feels a little intimidating. I think I’m trying to figure out the process of getting everything that’s in my brain and heart out and into clear words. I’m still a recovering perfectionist so that makes things harder as well. I have to just take the plunge and get started. Waiting on perfection will have me stuck at doing nothing.

During my many moments of self-reflection, I’ve been reminded of where and how I started. I didn’t begin Moments with Missyโ„ข๏ธ with formal writing, a website, or followers. I definitely wasn’t perfect. I began by simply sharing my heart, thoughts, struggles and successes so that people knew they weren’t alone. I want to stay connected to that mission and purpose.

Since the end of 2019, I have been exploring and learning more about myself and my life. I’ve been going deep, beyond the surface of who I think I am, and discovering the woman I actually am. I’ve been intentionally connecting with my younger self to address the trauma and abuse I endured that still affects me today. I have spent a lot of time in prayer, allowing God to speak to my heart and bring peace and calm to my mind. Despite experiencing effects of this COVID-19 pandemic (just like the rest of the world has) I have taken time to make me and my wellness a priority in my life. I feel good.

I’m ready to continue blogging. I look forward to adding a little more variety to my blog posts. I will share my heart, random thoughts and moments of my day-to-day life. I will share my triumphs and my trials. I want you to know that being strong isn’t about being invincible. Strength isn’t about being made of steel. Strength is like a muscle that needs exercise to grow. Strength grows with intentional choice. Every time we choose it, we become more capable of choosing and using it in the future.

My strength is a force of habit that I choose as God gives me the courage. I practice being strong because I want to be strong and because it makes me happy. I like being a survivor. I have spent so much time being a victim. I like having a list of things I’ve overcome because I know what it feels like to be defeated.

I am who I am because of God and I won’t have it any other way. I’ve done life without Him and it was proof that without Him I don’t have much strength. I’ve overcome abuse, depression, suicide, and a life of chronic illness. I’m determined to continue to live my life well and overcome so much more.

You’re invited to join me on my journey. I won’t promise perfection; but I can promise you that I’ll be honest. My blog posts will include an array of topics and some will include lessons and insight I’ve acquired along my journey of discovering and creating hope and healing.

Please buckle up your seat belt, click the follow button, and let’s go for a ride!

Hope Always,


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Heyyy!! My name is Melissa. I'm affectionately called Missy. I'm a survivor who has learned to thrive! As one who has overcome depression, suicide, abuse and physical illness, I know that hope is real. Everything that I've been through has been for my good. My struggle helped me to more clearly see me and discover hope, happiness, and purpose.

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