Prison Cell

prison hands

An intelligent, energetic, educated woman cannot be kept in four walls – even satin–lined, diamond–studded walls – without discovering sooner or later that they are still a prison cell.

—Pearl S Buck (via itsquoted)

My (ex) husband *Steve hated this about me. And I’m glad he did, but I don’t think he was prepared for me to grass him up, because apparently, no one else had. They just walked away, or supported him… namely his family. He/they seriously underestimated me.

I am by all means, not gloating, but I am proud of my achievements. If I had met *Steve before my wonderful experiences and education, I would never have had anything to fall back on. But I do.

At sixteen, I left school with grades A-C in the following subjects: Science One, Science Two, Business Studies, Media Studies, English Language and English Literature.

At nineteen, I left college obtaining the following: Classical Music, Media Studies and Performing Arts.

At twenty-two, I obtained my Psychology & Sociology (with Politics & American Studies) Bachelor’s Degree.

At twenty-eight, I took a short Journalism course, which I passed.

I have also been fortunate to travel – a lot over the years:

Spain (Ibiza, Gibraltar, Nerja) – Portugal (Algarve) – Jamaica (twice) – Singapore – Tunisia – Finland (Helsinki five times) – Brazil (Rio De Janeiro, Salvador) – Dominican Republic – France ( twice) – Italy (Milan) – Dubai – Czech Republic (Prague) – USA (Miami, Las Vegas, Tennessee, Montana, Savannah, Atlanta) – Belgium (Brussels) – Hong Kong – China – Greece (Rhodes) – Bahamas (Nassau) –  Turkey (Antalya) – Germany (five times).

My work history is extensive, ranging from office work, to acting/speaking roles in TV, Film, Commercials and Corporate Videos.

I have a lot to be grateful for. I have done so much, and no one can ever take that away from me. No matter how hard they try. 🙂

4 thoughts on “Prison Cell

  1. How did you manage so much traveling? That is at least three lifetimes worth, I think! You are so right-no one can take any of that from you! After my first marriage ended (I had been a SAHM)….(he was not an abuser)… I somehow managed to get two kids to school, go to work, pick them up after school and drive an hour to attend college! That was our life for two years! I am thankful that I was able to do that!

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    • I was married to a wonderful man (first marriage), I worked a lot, and didn’t have any children (I had Max when I was thirty six). I was also made redundant many years ago, so used the money to travel to Singapore. I guess I caught the “Travel Bug”! And I’m not done yet! I want the same for my son, so he can know different cultures. Where I go he goes. 🙂
      Well, you were busy with family life. That in itself is a great achievement. xx

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