I woke up at 2:30am quite abruptly this morning. While I was sitting in the dark, I thought of Purpose and Prose and what I’m really doing writing online. I love poetry, I love sharing my poetry with others, but under my “about me” section I talk about how I want to help others. And really, that’s why I feel I’m here, right now, as Emily in this world in 2018.
I went to photography school because I wanted to document humans. I wanted to share their stories, and live many lives and love everyone with unconditional, limitless vigor. But, I was raised in an alcoholic home where love was confused. Learning to love from adults and a sibling who often were angry, hurting or alone was a challenging landscape. However, I’m now very grateful for the abuse and the spectrum of feelings I’ve had in my life because it has only taught me how to love people out of their own darkness.
Now, I want to help YOU.
I will be the first to admit that I am not a trained professional. I have no counseling degree, and I am not a therapist. But, I’ve had 12 years of therapy under my belt and I have read pretty much every self-help book out there. I’ve been to CBT Therapists, Somatic Therapists, I’ve been to Al-Anon, AA meetings (to understand the Alcoholics perspective), I’ve been to Love and Sex Addicts Anonymous meetings, and I’ve been practicing Buddhism for the past 3 years. I also was a trained mentor and adviser to young girls and boys in youth homes and spent 2 years assisting them. Lastly, I’m a human who has seen the darkest of times and who has survived and used those experiences as nutrients to grow into an even better person. Those are my credentials.
I want to hear about your life, I want to hear where you want clarity. I want to give you love and support and provide any form of assistance I can – whether that’s just listening, or if you want tangible life suggestions that you can apply to better yourself. Are you feeling angry too often? Do you have resentment towards someone? Do you want to become a better version of yourself? Are you constantly on a diet and it isn’t working? Do you feel unhappy in any way? Tell me about it – in as much or as little detail as you want.
Whoever sends me a comment, or fills out my contact box – I will write a post to answer your question/speak to you directly. I can keep you completely anonymous.
I will still be writing my poetry, because I enjoy it – but I believe this is the “Purpose” part of “Purpose and Prose.” I’m so looking forward to hearing from you, whoever you are, I love you already and I’m so proud of you for reaching out.