On September 4, 1980, I made a pact that could have cost me my life. I decided that if I didn’t see any progress in my life and still felt horrible, I’d die by suicide on September 4, 1990. You see, that is my birthday. My Life Was Messy I was so sick inside from [...]
If you have been watching for and reading my blog recently I'm sure you have noticed I have been struggling. I've written posts that are full of real emotion and not holding back. I think this honest is crucial to help others who live with the effects of any kind of traumatic experience(s). You see, [...]
Tomorrow evening I am attending the 40th anniversary of my high school graduating class. This will be the first time I have been in the presence of most of the people I went to school with for that length of time. I Never Belonged--Anywhere I wish I could say I was super excited or thrilled [...]
I wrote this article several months ago. I received a huge response in ways I had not anticipated. There were those who were interested and glad to hear what I had to say. But, there were those who grew extremely angry with me for what I said. So, being the sucker for punishment that [...]
Everyone has bad times, even Shirley Jean Davis.
Whose fault/responsibility is my life? Mine or someone else's?
Just who is Shirley J. Davis?
I have risen like a Phoenix from the flames that made me who I am. This is my personal story.
I write a blog about life and trauma, why?
A further explanation of just what the hell I was talking about
Why Be Miserable at Christmas? Why not choose something different?
Leaving the past in the past takes courage. Walking into the future does too.
An introduction to future blog posts about the stages of recovery from childhood trauma.
***Trigger Warning*** For a highly emotionally charged post.