Hello, my name is Paula Walters and I am a survivor of domestic violence. At the beginning of each year I set goals for myself. They are not really resolutions as much as a strategic plan for my personal and professional improvements for that year. I am no where near the woman I hope to become but most definitely better than the woman I used to be. This blog is part of my strategic plan that started in 2016. I am currently working on a book about my life, my abuse, my recovery, and my everyday battle with being better than I was yesterday.
There will be no true plan to this blog. It will be bits and pieces from my past, my present, and my hopes for the future. There will be days that it sounds like ramblings but that is alright because no one ever said I had to make sense. All I hope from this blog is that maybe, just maybe, people get a look into the life of a normal person who battles each day to become better. That we each control our life and can be whomever we want to be. I choose to truly live and not just exist. I choose to stand for something. I choose to make my life count and leave some proof that I ever lived at all.
I hope you will follow along in my journey. I will blog about how I left my abuse, the battle I have with PTSD, my struggles with traumatic brain injury, how I beat alcoholism and suicide thoughts, and how all of these effect my everyday life. I can not promise it will be a pretty journey, but I will promise it will be an honest one. Welcome to the good, the bad, and the ugly moments of my life.
I have found a new life in Christ. It is through the Grace and Mercy of God I am saved. My forever family in Christ has showed me what it is to have family, friends, a home, and true acceptance.