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Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.
This week’s shout-out is: Growing Up Abused – A Story Of Tragedy And Triumph (via Andrea of Saving Joyfully – posted on Money With a Purpose)
I’ve come to know Andrea via Twitter as a fellow personal finance blogger, and her demeanor is 100% happy and helpful to all she interacts with. She’s also from Ohio, which is how we started talking in the first place, and honestly – I could’ve gone forever thinking that she had come from a great home with a stable upbringing… All because of how she acts today. But that couldn’t be further from the truth.
This post details how Andrea overcame verbal, emotional, and sexual abuse to turn ZERO primary education into all that she’s become today (a wife, college graduate, medical billing specialist, and inspiration to so many of her readers). I literally read this post with jaw agape in utter disbelief, then inspiration and hope. My childhood was nothing like Andrea’s and without her opening up in this post, I’d really have little idea of what this experience could be like in addition to the fact that it’s possible to overcome such an incredibly difficult situation. Check this post out – it is 100% worth your time.
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