March 8th is International Women’s day which commemorates cultural, political and socioeconomic achievements of women. It’s a civil awareness day for women and girls. An anti-sexism day and anti-discrimination day which brings awareness to gender equality, reproduction rights and violence against women. As a sexual assault and domestic violence survivor it is important to me. As a woman and as someone with anxiety or mental health issues it is important to me. One shouldn’t hide because one has a mental illness or not talk about being a survivor of sexual assault or domestic violence. March is also women’s history month and I covered many of the women in the month of March but also throughout the year of writing.
There have been a lot of women in my life that I have looked up to. To me being a woman is something that I’ve learned to embrace. I am a self described feminist and I have very strong feelings and or opinions about equality. If you’ve read some of my writing from the past I often talk about women being equal. For me and in my life I’ve been exploring the relationships I’ve had in my life…. a self examination of my life experiences. Last year I had decided to write for an entire year everyday and try to pick uplifting quotes. Not all the quotes throughout the year were uplifting but they were important to me or something that was happening at the time.
If you’re wondering what is going to happen with my writing I am still working it out. I have taken a much needed downtime from writing and I reread Kristin Hannah’s Firefly Lane and Fly Away since I had binged the first season on Netflix. I knew the show was different than the book which started me reading Kristin but it was nice to reread the books. The books of course are way better than the series and there are many things I do not like about how they have changed the series as compared to the books….even if you just focus on Firefly Lane and not include Fly Away which I’m unsure what they have planned for the second season. I’ve been working with my therapist about some of the past experiences and trying to come up with a plan on how I want to take the Dexter’s daily and comprise it into a book, perhaps several books or if I just want to go through the old posts and web site to revamp it all. I will be writing more of course but haven’t quite decided how often or what it will entail.