I never seem to enjoy happiness without this deep gnawing inside my gut. To feel anything, I must feel everything. Is that simply a result of being alive, or is there something wrong with me deep inside? Continue reading Sammi Says: Who Am I Without My Pain?
It’s hard to bury the idea of someone. You can’t throw dirt on their name just to numb the pain, but you can’t bring them flowers, either. Continue reading Sammi Says: Grieving
Getting your heart broken is a painful experience many endure at some point in their lives, though to different magnitudes and in different ways. I’ve had my heart shattered in high school by my first “love,” in my early 20s … Continue reading Healing a Broken Heart
There is a pain in me I know all too well. It is a pain that was inflicted when I was just an innocent child. Four years old, quite literally trapped inside my closet with a monster. What most children … Continue reading Sammi Says: I Will Heal From This, Too
Underneath my extreme desire for comfort and security, there was a scared little girl who just wanted to play it safe. Continue reading Sammi Says: My Life Is Not What I Expected — It’s Better
If you’re reading this, thank you. Thank you for always encouraging me to share my truth — even though you know it isn’t all pretty. Continue reading Loving and Leaving: What I Learned From Letting Go Of My Long-Term Relationship