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Victorious Women I was born and raised in Rhode Island. I am the middle child of three. When I was seven, my father was shot and killed. As an adult looking back, I couldn’t handle its emotional impact. It introduced me to an overwhelming pain that subconsciously shaped my life.

There was no one there to help me understand my emotions, but you’d better believe the pain was real. So what did I do?I wanted to save the world from pain, so I placed myself in harm’s way. Perhaps that’s why I love capes—Lady Super Pain here to save your day. It all came to a screeching halt after I nearly died twice trying to rescue a pack of ingrates that I now thank. I saw clearer than clear that I AM NOT THE SACRIFICIAL LAMB.

My life’s lessons are my strengths, but looking back I wondered: Who? What? When? Where? How? and Why?

Through writing, I heal. Post-traumatic trauma must be embraced, and then, and, only then, will you be able to move from Victim street to a Victorious place. Let’s talk about being a victim. There is no shame in being a victim. We are all victims at one time or another.

Would you rather be a predator? I finally got sick and tired of being sick and tired of abuse that I moved from Victim Street to Victorious Place, and I pray that part of my life is dead. I think people make changes when things not only hurt, but hurt enough. I feel I’ve done enough time. Really!   We’ve got to know when we’re in the red zone–harm’s way, folks.  I face many challenges everyday, but I jumped anyway to save my life.

I survived. I stand. I stand with insight and pride. I am so thankful that my life’s hardships awakened me, and that’s what I call epiphanies.

Some folks would like to know my educational background. I have a little schooling–but what is better than life experiences? After all, there is always some one better, prettier, and smarter, but, of course, writers write.

I am an Independent Book Reviewer. I love dogs, especially Poodles. Plants are awesome too, and I absolutely love Volkswagen Beetles. If you want to know more, I invite you to read my writings.

Don’t you want to experience positive, life-changing epiphanies that will help you? Don’t get it twisted. Other people will learn too–especially when you move.

Writing to heal is real—from me to you!

Thank you very much.

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The Promise

In 2019, I promise to love me from the inside out
From the outside in
I promise to associate with positive energy only
I promise to only do things that make me happy
I’m on a Victorious Journey of riding with ambitious people
This is about action
Taking action
I’m a woman
A delightful gift
I’ve never liked pain
Being a mother is the hardest challenge I’ve ever faced
I delivered
Only a woman could do what I did
I delivered
No one is manipulating me
I opt out of seeking pain
Give it to the Sacrificial Lamb
He’s got you
I’ve made many mistakes
I bought my sense
Quite expensive
Kindness viewed as a weakness
Is strength
Kindness is powerful
Love even more so
I’m the Victorious Vivian
a victorious woman
from Victorious Women
Respect is not optional
Visions belong to those who see
I see
I hear
I understand
I promise not to sacrifice my soul and
Not to throw my pearls before swine
Recognize
Recognize

Vivian Dixon Sober