Friday, August 5, 2011

Embraced Identity

As I was digging through boxes and folders of papers and pictures that I inherited, I came across this photo of me that I frankly do not remember seeing before. My mother snapped this picture of me, without me realizing. I had thought she was taking a picture of the lovely scenery of Maryland's lush summer landscape, as in San Diego, CA, our weather does not allow for such greenery. I realize now, my mother meant to take this picture of me. She had taken me to the East Coast to cheer me up, because she sensed something was wrong.

This was supposed to be one of the happiest times of my life, but it wasn't. I was holding something so deep into my soul, into my heart and could not, and would not share with anyone. It wasn't that I didn't want to, I was scared.

At 15, I had always been a happy person, always smiling, and always playing around. This time something was quenching my spirit. I was not myself. Oh, how I wanted to be my free go-lucky self, but what had happened to me and how I was reacting to it, would never allow me to be the same.

This was the turning point in my life where I had to make some grown up decisions, where I questioned who I was, and what I was going to be.

In my book, "Embraced Identity," I will show how one incident could have me searching for my true self and embracing what I discover.

Over the next few months, I will be writing my story, and will be posting my process through blogging until my book is completed...Please come along with I develop the story.

© Yvette Porter Moore-All Rights Reserved


  1. Greetings Yvette!

    I'm with you on this journey of self discovery. Walking in your light and sharing with the world about why are identity is so important.

  2. Yvette, I too was at a turning point at 15 that changed the direction of the rest of my life. This is so interesting what you're beginning your blog with. I can't wait to read what you write next!

  3. My turning point came my Sr. year in High School. It's a story I've been very reluctant to share because our son was told about it when he was 13 and it really freaked him out. I'm looking forward to reading your story...and perhaps, I will one day be ready to share mine.

  4. Thank you Makena, D'Juana and Debra for following my project. I am stepping out like I have seen all of you do...Our dreams are possible...So let's make them happen. Debra, I am learning now that sharing free's you while it free's others going through the same situation you have overcome.

  5. What a beautiful introduction. Many blessings in this endeavor. May pen write what is intended and may words flow endlessly from your heart.
    -Katandra Shanel Jackson {author The Diary of A Bride To Be}

  6. Thank you Katandra, and many blessings and success on your new book...I look forward to reading.