Everyone grows up. Everyone grows up differently. Everyone grows up learning different lessons that shape who they become (to a certain extent). In some cases, some people need to re-learn the lessons they learned as a child in order to become the person their heart whispers to them that they truly are. *** I grew … More My Journey with Traveling: Re-learning what I was Taught.
A short personal reflection written for Adopt 4 Life: Ontario’s Adoptive Parent’s Association. May 15, 2015. My Name is Jessica. I have grown up sharing my story. I have shared my story with the Radio, newspapers, community events, television programs, award ceremonies, publishers, teachers, friends, extended family, youth in care and advocacy groups to … More My Journey with Trauma Alongside Me
A reflection I wrote apx. 2-3 years ago. Articles of Clothing Over the last 6 months or so, I have donated over 6 garbage bags of clothing. Yesterday night, I went through my closet and again, donated another 3 bags. As I have been doing this. Many thoughts have gone through my mind. Frustration with … More My Journey with Articles of Clothing
We’ve all been there. That moment where someone says or thinks something that is not completely true – and they blame you, when all else around them seems hopeless. Maybe, because blaming you is the only hope they have left. Whether it is a client, a friend, or in this particular case – a biological … More Letting Go of Their Reality
Dear Bio-Mom, Today is the day where my FaceBook and Twitter fill up with “Happy Mother’s Day” statuses. I have had a long journey with this day. From looking at the Hallmark cards and not knowing which one to buy you, because none of them really said what I needed them to, to not looking … More Dear Bio-Mom: 10 years after Foster Care