Thursday, August 14, 2014

My Anniversary of Freedom

By Susan Knight
 
Celebrating today my Fourth Anniversary of Freedom.
On this date in 2010, I woke up—homeless.
I slept in a nice, warm bed in the in-law suite of my best friend, but I realized, on awakening, I was homeless.
The day before, on what was, ironically, my 33rd wedding anniversary, I left my husband, my home, my community, my ward family, my siblings, nieces and nephews. I left a job I loved, the reputation I had built for over twenty years in my community, and began my journey to freedom.
It wasn’t easy.
But if I did it, anybody can.
Below is my blog URL. I hope the writing there will convey to other women who are going through, or have lived through, a "Triple A" divorce--abuse, adultery, addiction (pornography)--that courage doesn't mean you're not afraid.
 
If you know someone, you might want to steer them to my blog:
 
And, on my blog is a link to the first three chapters of my divorce memoir, for which I just won a third place award in a chapter contest from the League of Utah Writers, Oquirrh Writers Chapter:
 
Please be aware, there is "bold" content on the subject.

It is taking courage for me to post about it here. But I feel led by the Spirit that I must do this. I realize I can't keep my story a secret. I sure needed to read about someone's experiences, and, at the time I was going through it, I couldn't find anything that was . . . bold. I don't mince words on my blog. I tell the real story in my memoir. It's not for the faint hearted. It's for those who want some answers to "how could this happen to me?" "did I cause this?" "what should I do next?"

1 comment:

  1. Susan, you are magnificent. You are brave. You are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your story. Following the Spirit and telling the truth is what this world needs more of...even when its hard to listen to. I'm sorry you experienced this. I am grateful for your example. I appreciate our friendship. You rock! hugs~

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