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julettaskey is exploring the amazing possibilities that lay dormant in my dreams

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day CrunchyBread wrote an entry that was very personal. Her entry has been on my mind all week, it was for the strength and courage that she found to write at a moment when she didn’t feel she had the strength to do so. In that I was reminded that I too have that inner strength, that when in the middle of what you think is despair, there is this inner strength that will carry you when you are unable to carry on. I found this profoundly inspiring, to me that kind of inspiration that reaches down to the depths of your toes.
It is within the courage that Crunchy has shown that I feel the need to write this and put it out there into the universe.

For you folks that follow me, know that lately I have been talking more about my ex. Here is the background- Three years ago I met a man, who I thought became the love of my life. I did not know that he was a con artist/sociopath until the end of December of last year. In the beginning of our relationship, I fell hook, line and sinker for him. Then things started not to add up, stories were told that ended up being lies and in the end, this guy was up to no good. He has lied and stolen from not only me, my son but others too. His path is wide as it is long. I started the drive to have him pay for some of the wrongdoings he committed. He has been incarcerated since the beginning of this year.

I have been wonderfully blessed with family, friends IRL and friends here at 43T that have been here for me. I refuse to let this chapter define who I am. I will no longer stay quiet when I know my voice should be heard.

In this last half of this chapter, I must face him again in court. This is where I pull that strength that I talked about above. I must call on this strength to be able to do the things I need to do. I must say the things I need to say, in hopes that the future victims will have something or at least that is what I am hoping.

There are many times in our lives where someone will say or does something to touch your heart. Most of the time that person will never know they did. Crunchy, you have done that for me. You are such a beautiful person. Thank you does not seem to be enough.



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Todd Schoonover is going undercover

Big Hugs

You know that I’ve always seen that strength in you and am so glad you see it in yourself. You are an incredible woman who is doing amazing things. Big hugs to you now, and when you’re testifying.

julettaskey is exploring the amazing possibilities that lay dormant in my dreams

Thanks Todd

You right, I had not always seen the strength or give myself credit that I had it inside. For myself it’s putting that victim label down and refusing to pick it back up is what has turned it around for me.

wren You'll not see nothing like the mighty wren!

My impression

of how you’ve handled the situation with the sociopathic ex is “Grace Under Pressure.” I know you will be a powerful presence in court.

julettaskey is exploring the amazing possibilities that lay dormant in my dreams

Thank you Wren

I hope that it will be enough.

molliemoonlight I still love you, 43T :)

Sending you

hugs. And strength (though I’m sure you don’t really need any more. You already have it in abundance) x

julettaskey is exploring the amazing possibilities that lay dormant in my dreams

Thanks Dollface

I need all the strength around me. It helps knowing I have that holding me up when mine wavers.

flowergirlresumed Knowledge is power, our ignorance is somebody else's bliss

You are a strong woman Julie

I know I keep telling you this but it is what I believe… You are standing up not only for yourself but for others too, that is amazing. I know it hasn’t be easy for you and that you still have a way to go yet but you can draw on that inner strength you possess and it will help to carry you along the way. Take care lovely, Big Hugs and love to you xxx

julettaskey is exploring the amazing possibilities that lay dormant in my dreams

You words mean

a lot to me!! You are there when I most need you too!

Big hugs and love to you too!!!

Neuf People...

Kick his a$$!

Good luck in court.

Sending you lots of strength for you to do what you have to do.

You absolutely do not have to let that time with your ex define you. But reclaiming yourself, that can be your statement to the world, if that’s what you want.

julettaskey is exploring the amazing possibilities that lay dormant in my dreams

I hope so

thanks Neuf!

I think it is more about being his victim. It’s the shift of thinking for me.

Julie, you are an impressive lady!

You have dealt with so much, with grace and dignity; you are courageous and inspirational. You are strong.

Wishing you the very best of luck during the court case. I know you will be fine – you are you (and you’ll be surrounded by all of us!).

(((Hugs)))
x


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