Yasmin

Today’s story is from my first book “After – Rain Skies” available via KOBO.COm

The thing about not giving back the pain you received, though, was, if you didn’t have a place to put it, you just carried it around with you.

Yasmin had nowhere to put all the guilt and paranoia she harbored by herself as a child growing up in a house where every day was a fight that felt like her fault, so she left it when she was 19, because she’d reached the limit of what pain she could carry and if she had to endure any more, the pressure would have ended her.

Her grandparents sent her to school, where she Yasmin harnessed her feelings and turned them into the motivation to survive. Constantly, she felt afraid that her father would come find her, and make her pay for ever believing she deserved a better life.

But the fear only made her run faster, and work harder, and aim to get as far away from where she used to be as possible. The fear propelled her to excellence. She got a bachelor’s degree, then a master’s, then a doctorate.

She suffered the occasional meltdown like everybody else, but lived to be 65, and successful, and carried within her the pride of having enough space in her heart to carry, beside the old pains, love and courage and integrity.

20 Comments

  1. Sadje says:

    Story of a remarkable woman. Thanks for sharing Mich.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks for reading Sadje…😉😉

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      1. Sadje says:

        My pleasure

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  2. Reminds me of how remarkable each life we encounter is 💛

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    1. michnavs says:

      Indeed…and Yasmin is a living testament..thank you

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  3. calmkate says:

    such an amazingly positive outcome … don’t meet many like that!

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    1. michnavs says:

      That’s right kate..but Yasmin lived to tell her story to inspire other women, other girls…thank you Kate

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      1. calmkate says:

        please thank Yasmin for sharing her inspiring story with all of us Mich 🙂

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      2. michnavs says:

        I will Kate..as i am still in constant communication with her..😊😊😊

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      3. calmkate says:

        you are good at that, old students, friends and most you meet 🙂

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  4. murisopsis says:

    The resilience of the human spirit is amazing. Yasmin escaped her circumstances and took flight (literally and figuratively).

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    1. michnavs says:

      Exactly Val. There aren’t many Yasmin’s but she is the best examplen of a strong woman😊 thank you Val.

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  5. aysabaw says:

    Very inspiring story!

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    1. michnavs says:

      It is..and thank you and I hope there will be more Yasmins..

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  6. Garfield Hug says:

    Honored to read this!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you GH😊😊

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  7. Thank you for sharing Yasmin with us! Her story brings tears to my eyes. She is an inspiration and gives us courage, hope, and strength! Please thank her! I’m so glad she found HER way in the world and was a success! Oh, how many lives she’s influenced positively!
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Carolyn..i am so honored to have known Yasmin too and tell her inspiring story..😊😊😊

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  8. rkrontheroad says:

    So many of us carry stories that are never told. Thanks for this one.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yeah you are right..i hope Yasmin’s story inspire other women too…thank you

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