There was a time in my life when I didn’t want to live anymore. My ex convinced me I was worthless and I was convinced he was the only person who could ever love me. After a gradual increase in insults, violent fits, squeezing, and shoving, death seemed like the only escape.
I couldn’t imagine ever having a good life and prayed God would end it for me. I lost all hope and felt like no one could understand what I was going through. It wasn’t until years later that I discovered I was wrong on both accounts. God’s answer to my prayers wasn’t taking my life. He gave me the chance to create a new life where I could help others who understood exactly what I was going through because their lives were in similar turmoil.
At a moment when I thought things couldn’t get any worse, I was miraculously given a fresh start. I embraced the opportunity, developed my own voice and slowly rebuilt my life. I took ownership of my mistakes and made serious efforts to change my way of thinking. I made a commitment to myself that I would never again settle for less than I deserve.
Once I repaired my broken soul, I was inspired to do more. I knew how horrible it felt to be verbally and physically abused by someone you love. I didn’t want anyone else having to endure the same torment. That’s what inspired me to write Dark Confessions of an Extraordinary, Ordinary Woman. My life was finally good and I wanted to prove to others who are still suffering in similar situations that there is hope. Things can and will get better.
I wrote down everything I experienced and everything I needed to hear when I was at the lowest point in my life. Writing about my past wasn’t easy, but it helped me heal. It also strengthened my self-confidence. It reminded me of how far I’ve come and that I am a good person worthy of a good life. My new goal is to get my story in the hands of anyone who might need the same reassurance and guidance.
There is nothing extraordinary about me. I’m quite ordinary and sadly, the problems I encountered in my youth are common to many. I don’t have any superpowers, but I had the ability to take back my own power and redirect my life down a new path. If I can do it, anyone can. All you need is belief in yourself and faith in God.
“The life you are living now doesn’t have to be the life you will always live.”
That’s my favorite quote from Dark Confessions of an Extraordinary, Ordinary Woman. My life was completely different twelve years ago and I never dreamt I could be this happy, stable, and successful. If you’re unhappy, mistreated, neglected, or abused it anyway, there is always hope. If my life can be turn around, so can yours.
**Author bio extracted from Jenn’s website
Author Jenn Sadai
Jenn Sadai always knew she wanted to be a writer. She started writing poetry in elementary school and published her first short story when she was only thirteen years old. Unfortunately, unexpected responsibilities and significant debt knocked her off course before she really began. It wasn’t until someone she loved was faced with a terminal illness that she decided to risk it all and pursue her dream of becoming a published author. This leap of faith resulted in her first book, Dark Confessions of an Extraordinary, Ordinary Woman, which was released in February of 2014.
Her second book, Dirty Secrets of the World’s Worst Employee, delves into Jenn’s crooked career path and the various roles she filled before returning to her true calling. Jenn Sadai was born in Windsor, Ontario, where she still resides with her loving husband, four fantastic stepchildren, and two lovable labs. She is an avid runner who has finished two full marathons and five half-marathons. Jenn Sadai is a strong believer that anything in life is possible when you make your goals a priority.
How to connect with Jenn
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