• Anna

How Broken Became Beautiful

Updated: May 8, 2020

Mountains do not rise without earthquakes; the magnificence of a mountain erecting from the destruction...that is broken to beautiful. My mother did not like this title at first, I believe she thought I still saw my internal wounds bleeding through my skin. I do some days, if I am being completely honest; and others, I look into that same mirror and see a woman I am proud to look back at. A woman who knows the pleasures as much as the pain and the beauty equally to the beast. That same woman who one day finally said e-fucking-nough, turning punishment into perseverance.

1.) Change

2.) Honesty

3.) Choices

4.) Integrity

5.) Patience

6.) Blind faith

7.) Unconditional love

8.) Elise Corinne

9.) My wife

10.) A mother’s love

There is something to be said about a person who is still able to find beauty in the world, after finding nothing but comfort in the chaos. I always say choices compiled, day after day are what make our lives what they are, some good, some horrid. It’s the ones we make when alone in our thoughts to better our lives, the lives of others, and continue to do so when no one is looking. That is called; integrity.

Yours truly,


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