Category Archives: Growing up in midwest

Relentlessly Brainwashed

Therapy has been very productive lately. I am connecting with my new therapist Carol and she is very well versed with PTSD patients. My therapy sessions are weekly, and I feel Carol now has a good sense of who I … Continue reading

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The Yorkville Patch

The Yorkville Patch is an online publication. Once upon a time, I lived in that area. The evil woman that birthed me still resides there. She lives in a small town called Plano, Illinois. Plano’s claim to fame currently is … Continue reading

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“What Did I Do To Deserve This?”

Despite all the abuse from my Mother, I am still thankful I was raised in Illinois. A very close friend of mine in Oregon was raised in Wisconsin. When my friend and I get together we laugh about growing up … Continue reading

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