Semicolon; Your Story Is Not Over

“A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you, and the sentence is your life.”
I had many moments in my life when I thought of ending my sentence. My teenage years were a constant battle with self harm and suicidal thoughts. I carried a secret of sexual abuse and I remember feeling like nothing would ever change and there was no hope for things to get better. My name, Jubilee, means celebration. I thought it was a sick joke that such a depressed person had a name related to joy.
I look back on those days and thank God that I never ended my story. Things did get better and I feel that I embody my name. I was not a mistake. I truly believe it is important to talk about our difficult and painful experiences. The more we talk, the more we realize we are not alone. There is always hope. 🌻
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If you want to have your own semicolon ring, Civion will give you 25% off if you use my code JUBILEE25. I am so thankful to have this reminder that even in our darkest moments, our stories are not over.

 

7 comments

  1. I wonder, sometimes, if I’d have felt less alone in high school if the internet had existed then. I desperately needed someone to tell me that they were suffering, too. I think we all are, in our own way. The trick, it seems, is to remember that we’re all connected, that we all matter. And that eventually, even out of the deepest darkness, light emerges.

    P.S. Jubilee is an AMAZING name.

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    • Yes! We seem to think the darkness will forever be dark. It won’t, everything passes and we come out and the sun rises again, and we see the light. There’s always the light and the sun will always come up to a new day.

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  2. So beautiful! And your name suits you so well! I’m so happy you came out of that darkness in your teenage years. I struggled with my weight during those years – they were tough ones. Today I’m working on accepting my body as it is after babies. It’s always something, a struggle, a battle! But perspective is everything. We are truly not a mistake. You have a mission to accomplish, a journey to go on, it’s yours. Loved this post! 😊🙏🏽

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  3. Thank you for sharing your story! I’m so glad you were able to overcome that darkness and become a happier person. Also, that ring is so beautiful!

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  4. I think there comes a time when most of us think we can’t possibly take one more item, one more hit to ourselves. I suppose that’s what makes us sting – pushing on, even when we don’t want to.

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