Hi there! I’m Amber, one of two people that run the shop PaintedEpoxy.
When I was offered a guest post I had no idea what I wanted to talk about. Kristie is an amazing writer
with an awesome talent for pulling her readers right in. How could I do such a person justice by posting
on her page?
So I figured that I’d write out a portion of the “Remembering the Story” featured on my
blog Vividly Remembering.
Once upon a time I had the idea that I wanted to write a memoir about my life. Whether it actually
saw the light of day or not wasn’t my concern, it was the idea of being able to jot down everything I
remembered in one area. I wanted to put it out there into words, to cleanse it from my soul and to
leave it there. Maybe I would get it printed – just one copy, so I could have it there to look at and to
know that those memories don’t control my thoughts anymore.
My childhood wasn’t normal or easy to cope with by any means and the parts that bother me most are
that there are only very select memories that are left. Those that are so vivid I can feel them, as if I am
looking onto a scene playing before my eyes, happening in the now. As if I could reach out and touch
that part of me that was once a child – with no clue what was really happening around me. A good
majority of what I went through no longer exists within my mind. Even trying to call them back to me
has never worked.
The memoir that I wanted to write was going to be named “Vivid Memories: A Memoir of a Lost Girl.”
I had started but the feeling wasn’t there, the flow wasn’t happening and I couldn’t bring myself to let
go of the only things I remembered from my past. It really is hard for me to let go. Despite everything I
have done and the changes I have made within myself, the constant progression I am making… the idea
of letting go of the only thing I know from then would be like letting go of the first part of my life. The
first part of what made me who I am today. The lessons I learned and the truth I have faced.
So I decided to create a place where I could share these memories with those who are interested –
without letting go of that crucial part of my being. I was hoping that the ability to share with people will
help me cope with the memories that always flood my mind…
And with that, I want to create a giveaway for those of you who are reading this. I stand by my sponsorship of Kristie because I was moved by her story and her words the moment I read them.
The winner will receive one 13 x 19 print of their choice from my shop.
Note from Kristie: This is worth $50!! Check out Painted Epoxy and see for yourself. Amber's hookin' you up, kids.
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