Updated on October 19, 2017
Today we have the pleasure of reading a post written by a guest blogger by the name of Ketsia. She is currently going to be guest blogging for this upcoming month on Sundays and Wednesdays. She will be sharing an introduction to part of her amazing story. I hope you all will enjoy. Check out her story below:
During this post, I’m going to open up to you a little (yes, just a little). I’m going to briefly tell you about me. Some of it may be hard to believe just as some of it may be hard to share because I am totally putting myself out there. Why? Because I love to write & I’m very passionate about expressing my feelings. Some of This stuff is deep! So, I’m writing in hopes that someone experiencing these same issues will know that they’re not alone. I went through it too. Here are some mechanisms that successfully worked for me, etc. But most importantly, sharing my testimony will serve as deep healing for me also because FINALLY I won’t have to hide my struggles, my pain, and my shortcomings. I will be free from drowning in my secrets since I will no longer be suppressing them–instead I’ll be EXPRESSING [deep sigh].
But hey, I’m only doing this for about a month, because I love writing and I feel like I have a lot to share that people can benefit from. If you guys and gals eat this up (meaning, show support & read my posts) then maybe I’ll continue sharing! So hey, you have the pleasure of dating me for 30 days to see if you like me hahaha.
Okay so now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let me formally introduce myself to you. I’m Ketsia, I’m 21 + 9 years old lol, no children, never been married. I’m a Christian woman, but some of my truths may surprise you. I come from a huge family of 10 siblings. My mom & dad were married for 30 years before my mother passed away from stupid cancer (lymphoma) last year. She was my best friend (sleep in peace mom) & my father totally didn’t deserve someone like her– that’s just my opinion. Inhale. Exhale, because I will not be sharing their truths, but instead, how their truths affected me growing up. Anyhow, we’ll save this for another post. Let’s continue!
I’ve been through so many things in my life I don’t even know where to start. Some experiences were decisions of mine and some were results of my decisions and others were definitely God’s way of saying “Sit down. Be humble” because I used to be soooooo arrogant. Let’s just run through a list of things I’ll be elaborating on in the future. I was sexually abused, molested, and experienced extreme child abuse. I was a tomboy growing up (still love my sports). I was always a smart girl who never really got a chance to apply my full potential because I was ADHD & Dyslexic, but my parents are Haitian, so they didn’t believe in learning or behavioral disabilities. It’s okay because I did dual enrollment (going to college while still in high school), graduated early and I acquired my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance so I turned out alright.
I joined the military when I was 17 because I hated my father & his authoritarian principles (still do… dislike, his principles that is ?). I was a free spirit so of course he hated me because I would not conform like all of my other siblings did–except one. Of course that drove me to rebel. No worries. We’ll explore the dynamic of that relationship too. To continue, I’ve been carless & homeless. During my early 20’s, I exchanged a few sexual favors for someone who turned out to be one of the most influential people in my life today. I was struggling in college at the time and my family damn sure wasn’t helping me. Of course I was never a prostitute or panhandler. I mean look at me. I never had any problems getting what I wanted from anyone–and that statement still holds true! Let’s just say he was my sugar daddy desperate for any attention that he could get & at times, I would give it to him. We’ll explore that topic later, let’s move on.
I went through a strong phase of depression & hard gambling when my mother’s cancer left remission. REAL DEPRESSION & GAMBLING! If you know me, you know it’s either go big or go home. Which means EVERYTHING I do is extreme. I’m usually all in or all out. I don’t have that gray area most have. I’m also a sexual person. Yes, I am a “freak”. Sex, to me, has always been seen as a beautiful art between two individuals and I was an artist. No, I don’t support premarital intercourse because it is a sin, but it’s certainly my weakness sometimes–I mean most of the time ??. Relax, we’ll talk more on this later.
I’ve experienced some other CRAZY things that I’m not ashamed of because it’s my truth & my testimony. I’m certainly thankful for God’s mercy & grace that is sufficient in my weakness & also my mother, who even on her death bed, was praying over her children. She never gave up on us until her work was complete. I will certainly be sharing more on this phenomenal woman too. As we develop our relationship, I’ll open up more. We have time….With that said, our time is up lol! But please stay tuned because this is just the beginning!
What did you think about my intro? Please share your comments, memories, experiences, questions and thoughts below! I’d love for you to introduce yourself too so I can get to know my readers. I’m really interested in getting to know you. PLEASE don’t forget to like & share ❤.
Remember, while we still have life; let us not merely exist–but instead, L.I.V.E.