I'm Jo. I have just walked away from a 7 year relationship (4 years married). This blog is my place to help process that huge change in my life.
I am a survivor. I have survived childhood sexual abuse, and lived to talk about it.
I also live with multiple autoimmune dieases and associated other illnesses. I have been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Arthritis, Sacroiliitis, and most recently, Fibromyalgia. But I survive them as well.
My life mantra can be summed up as -
I choose to live by choice, not by chance.
I choose to make changes, not excuses.
I choose to be motivated, not manipulated.
I choose to be useful, not used.
I choose self-esteem, not self pity.
I choose to excel, not compete.
I choose to listen to the inner voice, not the random voices of crowds.
The Choice is Mine.