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Validation and Coming Full Circle
3/2/2009 8:06:48 PM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

Conecting with old friends from high school.
I recently had a very old but dear friend contact me via one of those online community sites. Having lived part of my childhood in a very small town, she pretty much knew most of what had happened to me over the past nineteen years. I was congratulated over my book but asked why I never told her about my past back then.
For almost twenty five years I kept that little secret. I can remember in High School my Dad breaking out the news clippings and bragging to an ex girlfriend, “see, look what I did”. I was still too young to understand why it bothered me. I never knew why I felt dirty or used back then. I knew it was wrong but I was told it wasn’t by the sheer fact my mother sent me to live with him.
How could it be? Parents never do anything to hurt or abuse their children. Even if they go to prison and are found guilty, they’re really innocent. THEY know what is best! So how come I felt like I needed to hide or compartmentalize my life even when I was seventeen? I guess these are answers only a professional can answer.
What I took from talking with this old friend was that life is beautiful. Each of us has a wonderful and unique story that needs to be heard. Although I have spent the past few years really analyzing my past and putting it into a story for others to learn from, there are other stories just as important. Now, writing this blog, I feel as though I have come full circle in my life. There is balance and sense of hope that each of us can use to help on another. As with this reunion, her connection to me not only allowed a new dimension to that community site to add more connections but she validated one small thing; me.

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More Blogs by Ken Connelly
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• Update on Sean Goldman - Tuesday, December 22, 2009
• A Childhood Christmas Wish Revisited in Sean Goldman - Monday, December 21, 2009
• The Avoidable Case of Christopher Savoie - Thursday, November 05, 2009
•  Validation and Coming Full Circle - Monday, March 02, 2009  
• I got a book contract!!! - Saturday, November 10, 2007
• M.R. DUKS - Monday, July 02, 2007
• Grammer number two - Monday, July 02, 2007
• Oops, did I forget to capitalize that! - Monday, July 02, 2007
• Large House Publishing vs. Self Publishing Woes. - Thursday, June 28, 2007
• My own autobiography documentary film - Monday, June 18, 2007
• Holiday in Cozumel, the Latin Caribbean - Sunday, April 29, 2007
• Syntax and the over zealous crtiquing authors - Tuesday, March 20, 2007
• The Million Dollar Idiot's Script - Thursday, March 08, 2007
• Religion and Culture - Friday, March 02, 2007
• A Writer's Rat Race - Monday, February 19, 2007
• My Fight. - Tuesday, February 06, 2007
• Proposal Process - Saturday, January 20, 2007
• My recent interviews as a former Abducted Child and Activist. - Friday, January 19, 2007
• Dallas Morning News - Tuesday, January 16, 2007
• Stockholm Syndrome - Monday, January 15, 2007

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