Welcome to OBS By Rebecca.
The philosophy of this blog is quite simple, take my writing anyway you please!
Take it as my Occasional Broken Silence on any given topic that I choose to write about, as the name was intended … Or take it as the Occasional Barmy Sentiments of a woman who views life from a slightly more unconventional perspective.
Either way, it is the Occasional Broken Silence of a slightly jaded, somewhat more cynical, (often referred to as nice), middle aged woman who is no longer prepared to keep her thoughts to herself for the sake of appearing proper and nice in the sight of others.
I began this blog as a 45 year old woman under the name Broken Silence of the Chronically Smiling. Breaking my silence as a wife and a mother hiding the truth of my life behind a beaming smile that became my mask.
A mask worn increasingly since the age of 17 to mask the pain of physical injuries from multiple car accidents, batting chronic illness, navigating religious control and enduring a number of extremely toxic relationships along the way (not just confined to romantic relationships).
Unfortunately for me, as with many, the mask of my smile along with my enduring “She’ll be right!” or “I’m fine thanks!” attitude of silently pushing through the harshest battles of my life became my biggest downfall. The suppression of the truth behind my outward appearance eventually giving way to an inevitable breaking point.
As a result, a new chapter of my life has now begun!
A new chapter in which strength comes from authenticity … Defiantly breaking my silence in a world that told me long ago the only thing it valued from me was my silence.
OBS by Rebecca is simply my place to write about my experiences, thoughts, beliefs and passions … Exploring a range of subjects and many aspects of life … At the same time it is also the place I intend to air my frustration openly about banging my head against the brick wall of a dismissive medical community that is failing so many.
It is my hope through sharing my story and thoughts that those who visit OBS by Rebecca and the associated social media will in turn be encouraged to tell their own stories and air their own thoughts.
Feel free to add your own thoughts to the comment section of my posts and social media updates.