Category: Wound to Wins Series

Not Belonging – Wounds to Wins Series

The last time I think a really felt I belonged in this world I was seven years old. My life was simple, predictable. The world inside and outside of my rural Loveland, Colorado home allowed endless opportunity to let my imagination run wild. I was safe, warm, fed, and secure. My first day of kindergarten, … Continue reading Not Belonging – Wounds to Wins Series

When a Parent Doesn’t Care – Wounds to Wins Series

This is in no way a reflection of my own upbringing! But I realize that may not be the case for everyone. Knowing there's a good chance my mom or dad may read this, looking back on my childhood with adult eyes, there were moments I thought my mom or dad didn't care -- but … Continue reading When a Parent Doesn’t Care – Wounds to Wins Series

Parenting Your Siblings at a Young Age – Wounds to Wins Series

This post is inspired from the Emotional Wound Thesaurus entry described as "Becoming a Caregiver at an Early Age). As I work through describing each wound related to my fictional novel-in-progress, A Cord of Three, I'm seeing how some of the wounds I've assigned to my sisters are self-inflicted, while others are out of their control. … Continue reading Parenting Your Siblings at a Young Age – Wounds to Wins Series

How My Parents’ Divorce Led to Writing a Novel at Age 11 – Wounds to Wins Series

How My Parents’ Divorce Led to Writing a Novel at Age 11 – Wounds to Wins Series

I have a memory of sitting at the dining room table when I was seven years old. And though I'm sure the exact details are muddled and inaccurate, the moment would define the course of the rest of my life: My mom sat across from me at the other end of the table, distracted by … Continue reading How My Parents’ Divorce Led to Writing a Novel at Age 11 – Wounds to Wins Series

Discovering the Source of our Fears – Wounds to Wins Series

Discovering the Source of our Fears – Wounds to Wins Series

For every emotional wound we hold on to, there is a fear associated with it. Sometimes we don't realize where our fear stems from until we dig into our past to understand it, and decide not to place blame or make excuses for the broken people we are today. The song "fear is a liar" … Continue reading Discovering the Source of our Fears – Wounds to Wins Series