AT 8 YEARS OLD, I GREW UP

AT 8 YEARS OLD, I GREW UP

Forgive me but I am not a writer. I am not here to entertain you with my intellectual or academic prose. I am a Portuguese Canadian Women, Entrepreneur, Holistic Health Practitioner, Mental Health Advocate, Mother, Wife, Friend and Spiritual Seeker with a whole lot of tradition.

As I approached my 40th birthday, I was introspective and philosophical. I can’t help but not look back in time, it’s like when I was young attending church I’d get a quick slap on the hand to turn forward and my mother would say, “It’s disrespectful to look back, you are in God’s house and he needs your full attention.”

At those times, I would think about the mythological story of Medusa turning people into stone to keep my eyes forward.

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