In a few short days, it will be two months since Christin and I started writing together. It has been quite the ride, with much more to come.
I wanted to take this time to address a few things. The writing, that’s the easy part. The feed-back. Not-so-much. Both Christin and I have been blocked by a few people on social media. My only guess is they know their turn is coming and they want to back out while they can.
The hardest part, for me, and I feel comfortable to say Christin too, is having our family read all the dirty details. Speaking for myself, my family knew the very small basics. Basics being I was in a relationship with a guy who had “a little bit of anger issues.”
I am very good at hiding things, (Right, Family? Right?!) At this point in my life, this small two year period, I did not want my family to know the details. I am stubborn like that!
There was a time when T and I were having a pretty bad fight, and I called my sister. My sister got on the phone to try to calm T down, but that was the most of it. I was so good at saying “Oh, everything is fine. How are you?”
My mother called me the other day after reading one of the post. “Jennifer, I feel I failed you as a mother.” After I scolded her for reading the blog, when I told her numerous of time to NOT read the blog, I tried to explain to her that she did not fail me. For a very brief period in time, I failed myself.
I want to make it clear that I know without a doubt I could have called any one of my family members at any give time, and they would have come to save me, and most likely put a certain someone in a body bag. The thing is, I knew eventually, I would save myself. (We are not quite there yet in the blog, but it is coming!)
Christin and I started this writing process while we were trying to locate Alphonso. The third person in our little trio of a family. In the “just under two months” period, we have gotten some great feed back, some not so good, but most importantly, we found a piece of ourselves that we did not quite know was missing, until we found it.
5 thoughts on “A Note from Jennifer (Adventures of Apt. B-303)”
I’ve been reading this with great interest. I want to go back and reread it all in one sitting once it is finished.
Awww, thank you Maggie. It really does get interesting.
Yes you are
Good at hiding things…. Too good
A lot of times writing out ur feelings is a therapeutic way of healing. Im pretty sure you are feeling little bit better about urself with each excerpt. Keep it going!
Yes!!!! You are 100% right!!!