This is my personal journey.

Don’t get me wrong. I appreciate having readers. But this blog is really for me. It is my journey, one part of my road to healing.

I just want you to know that before you read on. Because I will talk about my hurts, even though I know many people have experienced worse hurts.

I will talk about my childhood because it’s part of my healing, not because there’s any reason you should care.

I will talk about my God, even though I know not everyone believes in Him.

I have post-traumatic stress disorder and dysthymic disorder. I’m often very sensitive and defensive. I realize that some of my posts or responses to comments left by readers may come across as defensive. That is not my intention, and is one of the many things I’m working on. But that’s just another part of my journey. Please keep it in mind, and if you choose to journey with me, please leave respectful, non-antagonistic comments. I will strive to post and reply to comments in kind.

This journey is likely to be a sporadic one. It’s my outlet. Outlets are for releasing something that builds up. That can’t be scheduled, at least not in me. Therefore, I currently have no plans to schedule my posts. I appreciate your readership. If you want to know when I post, check back often or just go ahead and subscribe so you can be notified of new posts.

This is my journey. It is my journey through hurts and pains. It is my journey out of the physical mess of my childhood, and into my adulthood with a residual mess cluttering me up inside. It is my journey with God.

It is a journey I invite you to join me on. Because though this is for me, it might be for you too. If you are a child of a hoarder, it may help to know you’re not alone and to know about someone else’s experiences. If you have compulsive hoarding disorder, it may help to see how hoarding affects others, and how it’s seen from someone else’s perspective. And if you are unfamiliar with the concept of hoarding, it is worth becoming familiar with this very real problem.

If you do not wish to take this journey, please, leave now. But if you do, if this is a journey you want to take with me, then come along. It’s a long road, so we had better get started.