Band-aids don’t heal bullet holes

Yeah I am pretty sure Taylor swift summed up my last few months with that one sentence.  I spent a great deal of my life band-aiding my issues.  With food, with alcohol,  cigarettes, drugs, pretty much anything i could to temporarily stop the bleeding. But like most wounds, they just couldn’t heal properly because they didn’t have time.  Just when i thought they stood a chance, the pain would start, the itching,  the sting, and before i knew it, the wound would find a way to open once again.  The cycle would continue.

This past year I have learned a great deal about those  wounds.  I learned that no matter how much i wanted them to heal, there are some wounds that will only heal when treated and left alone.

One cannot heal when they are surrounded by poison.  So I walked away.  I said good bye.  The hardest thing I have done thus far. Because it was done for my own survival.  For me.  Only me.

I wish I could say my memories of you will be filled with warmness. I wish I could say that we could get through this and see what the years will bring.  But I know all to well the pain of the bullets, and its time to put the band aids away and heal for good. I wish you  no ill will.  I know all too well that you too must have had your fair share of bullet wounds.

My only wish  for you is simple.

Wherever you are, I hope you too, can make peace with your own broken pieces.

 

 

 

Polly's Phone 1414

 

 

 

A JOURNEY COMPLETED

 

 

 

Over 20 months has passed, and over 5750kms later, we made it to our destination. we flew down to Pictou County Nova Scotia and finished our final walk.

  It was raining the day of the walk.  Family joined us on the last 12kms.  

Once we reached the finish line, we celebrated with champagne.  We all held balloons, and each one of us said the one thing we believed in our hearts we were not able to do……..and then we just let it go.  Believing there is NOTHING you cannot do.

This was a journey of emotional healing as well.

I saw my mother.  I saw places that I needed to see.  I said things that needed to be said.  I started the healing process of some very old wounds.  

I laid my father to rest.  I said goodbye.

I crossed this finish line, and I did it  insulin free.

To our family and friends, i am so grateful. I am looking forward to our next adventure.

 

cheers

Polly

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WE HAVE COMPLETED WEEK 81.

WE HAVE COMPLETED WEEK 81.

WE HAVE WALKED OVER 5700 KMS
OUR NEW DESTINATION IS TRURO NOVA SCOTIA
TODAY IT IS 14 DEGREES CELSIUS WITH SHOWERS

Truro is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada. Truro is the shire town of Colchester County and is located on the south side of the Salmon River floodplain, close to the river’s mouth at the eastern end of Cobequid Bay

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WE HAVE COMPLETED WEEK 79

WE HAVE COMPLETED WEEK 79

WE HAVE WALKED OVER 5600 KMS
OUR NEW DESTINATION IS ……. AMHERST NOVA SCOTIA
TODAY IT IS 13 DEGREES CELSIUS WITH CLOUDY PERIODS

Amherst is a Canadian town in northwestern Cumberland County, Nova Scotia.

Located at the northeast end of the Cumberland Basin, an arm of the Bay of Fundy, Amherst is strategically situated on the eastern boundary of the Tantramar Marshes 3 kilometres east of the interprovincial border with New Brunswick and 65 kilometres east of the city of Moncton. It is also located 60 kilometres southwest of the New Brunswick abutment of the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island at Cape Jourimain.

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WE HAVE COMPLETED WEEK 78

WE HAVE COMPLETED WEEK 78

WE HAVE WALKED OVER 5550 KMS
OUR NEW DESTINATION IS MONCTON NEW BRUNSWICK.
TONIGHT IT IS 6 DEGREES CELSIUS AND OVERCAST.

Moncton is a Canadian city located in Westmorland County in southeastern New Brunswick. Situated in the Petitcodiac River Valley, it lies at the geographic centre of the Maritime Provinces.