I Love to ride with the car windows down!!!
Why is this so important to me? When I was with my abuser, he was a smoker and rarely let the windows down. I remember riding in the car wishing I could roll the windows down and stick my face out the window and just smell the fresh hair.
I would look at people in other cars- with their hands hanging out the window, the wind freely blowing through their hands and their fingers... they all seemed to be smiling. I was so jealous! I wanted the wind in my fingers- in my hair!!!
On the second day that I left my abuser- I remember rolling my window down- just a little at first- and then the longer I drove -the further down I rolled my window down.
I can't tell you how wonderful -amazing- it felt to feel the warm air on my face- for it to take my breath away-to feel it tingling on my scalp.. and moving my hair any way that it pleases and then the giggles started.
Before I knew it I was laughing full blown- with my hand out the window- hair in the wind- laughing as hard as I could go- and then crying. Crying because the freedom just to roll down the window was MINE no one could take that away from me!
It is often the simple things that an abuser, or just live can take away from you- and you have no idea that its missing!
Pay attention -to what is missing from your life... go back to the simple things!
I encourage you to ride with your car windows down today- let the air- caress your face- let the air- move your hair- wiggle your fingers in the wind- laugh or cry...
YOU ARE FREE... start building YOUR FOUNDATION FOR FREEDOM !!
BE FEARLESS IN THE PURSUIT OF YOU
Hey guys!! I am J’Anmetra Waddell and I am survivor of Domestic Violence