“A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you, and the sentence is your life.”
I had many moments in my life when I thought of ending my sentence. My teenage years were a constant battle with self harm and suicidal thoughts. I carried a secret of sexual abuse and I remember feeling like nothing would ever change and there was no hope for things to get better. My name, Jubilee, means celebration. I thought it was a sick joke that such a depressed person had a name related to joy.
I look back on those days and thank God that I never ended my story. Things did get better and I feel that I embody my name. I was not a mistake. I truly believe it is important to talk about our difficult and painful experiences. The more we talk, the more we realize we are not alone. There is always hope. 🌻
If you want to have your own semicolon ring, Civion will give you 25% off if you use my code JUBILEE25. I am so thankful to have this reminder that even in our darkest moments, our stories are not over.