Happy Anniversary

Three posts within four days are completely unheard of on this blog, but how can I let aanniversary-1x day like this pass me by… Notification from WP says my blog is two years old today… wow… *screams*… *bows & curtsies*… and what a journey it has been! I feel an Oscar’s speech coming on, I would love to indulge and say few words about my journey.

I remember that first bleak night, searching for something to help me out of the dark hole I had wallowed in for a number of years. I barely recognise the person I was back then. Childhood memories were jam packed with trauma and the experiences were too painful to share, which robbed me of the opportunity to heal or even think of therapy.

In the early blogging days, I read personal testimonies of child abuse that would make your hair stand on end and then rip your heart out, but from their courage, I found my own. One of the most life-changing moments came from an unexpected source, the validation.

For the first time in my life, I could see the past for what it was. Understanding my parent’s narcissism set me free from years of self-blame, shame and humiliation, and this became the first stepping-stone to recovery.

WP_20131026_005This blog has complimented therapy in more ways than I could write in a post. It helps me process those chaotic-brain episodes and pulls the hairy-moments into a healthier and balanced perspective. The friendships and insights that come so freely from fellow-bloggers are my pillars and often my guides to recovery.

And so, as the thunder claps and the lightning flashes in celebration over London, Jack and I thank you for changing our lives.

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49 thoughts on “Happy Anniversary

  1. Priceless Joy

    Happy Anniversary! Congratulations Cat! Jack is sooo cute! It has been my pleasure getting to know you and you have added much to my life and my healing. For that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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    1. Cat Post author

      Sensuous or Opulent…

      Lush or luscious.. lecherous.. lascivious.. voluptuous… sumptuous

      some of these sound quite familiar, either you’ve already used them or perhaps they just represent you! 🙂

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          1. edwinasepisodes

            That had made me so happy to know. I appreciate that humour is not always appropriate, but we all need to have a bit of laughter in our lives, so I am thrilled I brought a little bit to you 🙂

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  2. mandy

    I read this with a few happy tears blurring my vision, while the rockets red blare over London!!! Your journey, Cat, has been an inspiration to me, and so many others. You’ve provided a visual in your posts–sometimes with rants, sometimes with side splitting humor–such honesty in what being human, amidst all its vulnerability, is like. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me share that journey with you. I will trust Jack to keep you in line–I know you’ll share your 2-year-glory with him–maybe an extra treat or two! ❤

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    1. Cat Post author

      Thank you Mandy that is very sweet of you to say and you have also been my courage. Yes, Jack and I are now off to watch TV for an hour before bed and we both have a treat or two in store!

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  3. kat

    you have also helped us in the same way. i too feel that my decision to blog has been a therapeutic venture, and i am glad of fellow bloggers like you.

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  4. Ruby Tuesday

    All of us in turn should thank you, I know I absolutely do! You’re a wonderful friend and writer, and I am so very grateful our paths crossed so we could start to know each other.

    Happy Anniversary to you!

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  5. Em Well

    Congratulations. I am still brand new to blogging so 2 years seems like a wicked long time to me. I do believe you were one of the first blogs I started following when I got here. You have yet to bore me and I always look forward to reading what you have to say. 🙂

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  6. bbbr

    😀
    Aww, what a lovely post, Cat.I know Ive not been commenting much recently (sorry), but love seeing you feel strength, even at your most vulnerable. Am very thankful you let us see these huge changes you are making.

    Got the same notification today…so, we`re blogging twins in a way, even if ours had to move house and go private.

    xxx

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    1. Cat Post author

      I am sure you were amongst the early blogs I followed. I do know you were part of my newfound courage to talk about my own childhood, thank you. Please let me know if your blog ever goes public again. Nice to hear from you

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  7. therabbitholez

    Happy Blogversary, I’ve only recently joined the guest list lol, but so glad I’m still getting to know you, and i like what I’ve learned so far, you write not only with a self depreciating humour, but with truth. compassion, humility, you connect with people and as your healing progresses it’s wonderful to see you reconnecting with yourself.

    Take care 🙂 xx

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  8. Ellen

    I have to thank cutie pie Jack and yourself Cat for being part of my blogging life for the past year! Blogging buddies mean such a lot to me also, with few others in my life to tell ‘how it is’. And I do enjoy a good fireworks display. 🙂 Cheers.

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  9. RisingSong

    Congratulations Cat! I can’t believe it’s been two years already! I remember when I first started reading your blog. I was afraid of the pain and the darkness that I saw yet I was intrigued by what more there was to come. You drew me in with your fabulous writing and your openness – the more you shared the less afraid I became and the more I felt like I had made a friend. I hope you will keep writing 🙂

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  10. manyofus1980

    Happy anniversary Cat. I really love your blog. I’m always behind or it seems so lol but I do read everything. I love my blog and blogging is really a grea thing. XX

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    1. Cat Post author

      Awe thank you, Carol Anne, that is nice to hear. I am a bit behind reading blogs too. Blogging really compliments our therapy, I think.

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