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Ok, so I finally started my blog. First, an explanation of the title. For those who are not aware of the term "Blem," it is short for Blemished. When a company makes an item, such as candles, the items that do not pass inspection as perfect, but are still usable, are labeled as "Blems." From the beginning, I have always felt I didn't fit in. I just "knew" there was something different about me. I never met the society's "ideal" image of what a girl should be. I struggled with wanting to be accepted and being myself. For years I saw this as being defective. Now, after years of depression, medication and counseling, I accept myself as perfectly imperfect. I see that I do fit in, because, WE ARE ALL Blems! I hope to use this blog to help those reading it accept themselves and continue to grow towards their ideal. I hope to normalize our flaws, hurts, and mistakes, while encouraging everyone to heal and grow. I have been able to get off antidepressants after 10 years of depression (with 3 relapses while on medication) and enjoy life again. I believe, if I can heal, anyone can (after all, I am a Blem!).
Kathy Long is a Christian, has been married over 30 years with 2 beautiful adult children, and is Licensed Mental Health Counselor
True Light Counseling, LLC
11209 Casey Rd Tampa, FL 33618Phone: (813) 610-1815