WanderingScribe

Feb, 2006. For the past five months I have been living in a car at the edge of woods — jobless and homeless and totally unable to find a way out. I can't sing, I can't dance, I can't scream loudly enough, but I can read and write. So here I am laying down tracks...hopefully the start of an online paper trail out of here. (Update: Miracles happen....if you are reading my story I am part of your proof.)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tea for one...

55 Comments:

At 4:59 pm, Blogger peacesojourner said...

Hello, welcome back.
I like this photo very much - at first it seems poignant but after thinking about it I remembered that there are days when I am alone and feel the need for company. On those days I make a nice meal for myself and place flowers and silverware on the table and deliberately enjoy my own company by treating myself as an special guest.
Blessings to you on your journey.
peacesojourner

 
At 9:56 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I have just finished reading your book and couldnt put it just to see how everything turned out in the end for you. You have turned a fantasic corner for your self. Although I have not suffered abuse like you I have suffered having to live with friends for a few weeks. Really I just wanted to say you are insperational on every level.

 
At 6:15 pm, Anonymous Fatima said...

Hi Anya, i'm in South Africa and i've just finished reading your book. I also work with survivors of Domestic and/or sexual abuse at a one-stop centre for women and children in Cape Town. You are truly a survivor and an inspiration to everyone. If ever you are travelling to Cape Town, please do visit the Saartjie Baartman Centre, your story would motivate our shelter residents further to empower themselves. Well done Anya!

 
At 3:18 am, Blogger CareyCottage said...

Wow! Reading your book now, almost finished. I'm sending you warm hugs from Ohio. You are an inspiration; I hope your story can give people hope who are living in impossible situations.

I fully intend to read your entire blog.

 
At 11:05 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anya - I have finished reading your amazing story - at the moment I do not have time to check out where you are at now - but may you experience inner peace and have been able to move forward with your life with positive outcomes.

With my very best wishes to you...
Elaine, Tasmania

 
At 3:53 pm, Blogger Lucy said...

I have just finished reading your book and you are truly an inspiration. This book really called out to me and affected me. Thank you for sharing your story, Anya. Keep your chin up, your an amazing person. Lucy xxx

 
At 1:38 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anya you have just helped change my life more than anyone in my world will know.Thankyou from the deepest corners of my heart

 
At 9:31 am, Blogger Nikki said...

It was beatiful story but frustrating to read as I kept thinking she needs to go for help and stop the cycle. Now I understand and everything she says is true. I am not living in a car but I am isolating myself from everyone, there is no one close I can talk to, they are too judgemental and become emotional - no one understands. I am too proud to ask for help from friends, have always been the "strong" one. I am loosing myself in a spiral of negativity, so, so hard to climb out of this - pomegrante

 
At 4:42 pm, Anonymous nicolashaw said...

hi my names Nicola and just finished reading your book just thought id say how amazed I am of your strength you are an amazing person keep blogging!

 
At 1:00 am, Blogger Arelis said...

i just finish reading your book i couldnt put it down you are a true survivor thank you for writing your story you give me strength every day iam an incest survivor and reading your story make me stronger thank you again.stay strong

 
At 2:30 pm, Blogger Johnnieboy said...

Fantastic book - you really are a credit to the human race and I would like to wish you all the success for the future -

 
At 10:26 pm, Anonymous emma@hotmail said...

hi my name is emma and i have just finished your book and am currently reading your blogg as to find out what your up to now and how you are doing? you are truley an inspirational person, and the strength you have shown over the years to get where you are and to never give up my thought are with you keep blogging x

 
At 11:14 pm, Anonymous Lindsey said...

Currently unemployed, I feel guilty browsing the aisles of the bookstore, knowing I should not purchase another book, fortunately my addiction to biographies are stronger then my pocketbook! The pink coat and pigtail braids on the cover below the word "abandoned" returned to mind and twisted at something in my stomach after reading the back of each other novel, and I'm so glad. I read this book in just a day and kept composed until the very end pages, until your suffering was replaced with hope. And now, I am relieved. Good for you Anya, for having the courage to share your heart and hardships!

 
At 6:19 pm, Anonymous Maria Axell said...

Just finishd reading your book. I´m speachless. I´m waiting to read your next book. I have two kids (2 and 5) and your book goes straight to my heart. How can anyone survive what you have. You are an inspiration for soooo many people and i wish you find love and happyness. You should travell around the world and talk to every socialworker there is (anyone really that woorks with people).
I wish the best for you, no one decerves it more than you do.
(Parden my english)

 
At 5:41 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Anya,
I just finished reading your book and felt that I have to read your blog and see how you are doing now. I can't find the right words to describe what I feel right now, but your story really touch my heart. I have three children myself and if someone did this to my children I would .........
I hope and pray that you will find peace in your mind, heart and soul.
I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness. You are an inspiration to us all.
A big loving mother bear hug from Australia

 
At 2:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm A girl from Sweden, I just read your book. I'm really sorry about what happend to you but I'm glad you where able to get your life back, atleast a bit of it.

I hope you got the chance to talk to your mom and Kathy And I totaly get Why your mom is your mom and Kathy is just Kathy.
I'm adopted so my mom is my mom but she is not my birthmother. So I can relate a bit but not in anyway how your childhood was. But I hope you live a great life and don't let any one or anything put you down again, You're a stranght and a hope for other people in your situation. So I vish you all luck in the future and I hope everything works out.

Charliiie from sweden

 
At 8:58 am, Blogger persia_queen said...

Hello, I'm Regina, 16 years old, from Sweden. I've read your story (in Swedish of course), and at some times my eyes just flooded over with tears.
I don't want to say I've been through your life, I've never suffered abuse of some kind and I had a nice childhood. But, I can draw parallells with you and me.
I'm too proud to say I have no friends, I just keep up that charade. It's kind of my own fault it turned this way. I rejected them, just because I didn't want them to be too nice with me. I didn't want them to feel pity.
I'll change school soon. I hope things will be better for me, I don't want to be stuck as this! It's so tiring holding up a thin facade, all my energy is going to that! And I understand I look lonely; but I'm too proud.
All luck to you Anya, find a GOOD man and have a GREAT life with WONDERFUL children!

 
At 11:59 am, Blogger Adriana said...

Hi, Anya
I am Adriana, a brazilian woman living in The Netherlands. As a mother and a human being, I could not imagine that there are people like your uncle sharing the same planet as us...
I've just finished reading you book. It's amazing the way you survive!
Just wondering...how is your life nowdays?

 
At 10:22 am, Anonymous onelesslonelyme said...

this the first time i will post a comment to you. i am so busy with my college life now and i haven't got the chance to open the net.the first time i read about you,that you live inside your car,i was curious that i keep reading it until i found out the cause why you are homeless that time,i was very amaze on how you survive it,and how the blog help you to open up again in the world,...

 
At 1:41 am, Anonymous Beatrice said...

I read your book, and I cried and cried. I feel for you, even though it sometimes feel so horrible that it almost cant be true. But I believe you, I believe in you!
It took me six hours of reading to get through your book, and it was worth every second! I know I had to sleep, but I couldnt, I had to read more! I couldnt let it go! <3

 
At 3:21 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Anya, I just finished reading your book and am amazed by the human strength to survive and overcome and also dismayed by the depravity of our race. You're an inspiration to me to know that no matter how bad I may think my very good life is, it's really not. I hope to help those that are currently in the situation you were in - all that pain is so unnecessary - I can't understand how people can inflict that on one another. I wish you all the best in your new life.

 
At 7:20 pm, Anonymous becky said...

hello,
i have just finished reading your book and have been very inspired by it. You are such an amazing person. i hope now that your life is full of love and happiness, because that is the least you desrve. i just wanted to send a HUGE hug from me, and wish you the best for the futcher

from becky xx :')

 
At 1:02 pm, Anonymous pamela said...

Hi Anya, i have just finished reading your book and i would just like to say its a phenomanal story of survival, courage and will....you are a true inspiration to many people out there in similar situations to yourself... I hope now you have a new life and yuou nare happy and fufilled and i hope you have put your awful past behind you.
I cried through most of your book as i felt so sorry for what you had to go through and the cheek of your family to let u endure such horror and humilation is beyond words, i hope your uncle rots in hell for his actions. I wish you all the love and happiness in the world xxx

 
At 3:57 pm, Anonymous itsmeweelynn said...

I have just finished reading your book but let me say how hard it was to read for tears streaming down my face at the trauma you suffered at the hands of your uncle. "What a book", couldnt put it down when I was getting tired as I wanted to know what was happening next. Well done on getting your life back together. God bless you Anya xx

 
At 8:29 am, Anonymous Adreana said...

My name is Adreana, I'm from Australia. I just finished reading your book. I was totally captured by your story and it makes me wonder how many times I have passed or spoken to someone who might be in a similar situation to yours and not even known. I would love to think that we would just instinctively know when something isn't right and that we would know how to reach out and fix it. It's hard to accept that life is never so simple.
I would love to know where your at in your life now, I hope that your lack of blogging means you are so caught up in a life filled with love and happiness that you have no chance to record it here. Xxx

 
At 5:48 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi!
I have read your book, and I think it is amazing! Congratulations.
I hope you are being better.

 
At 3:27 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have just finished reading your book which I couldn’t put down, I think you are a remarkable, strong, brave and courageous women. I take my hat off to you as I don’t think I would have been able to survive what you have been through. Good luck in all your new adventures...
Yasmin
Sydney Australia

 
At 9:37 am, Anonymous Veniwe Robo said...

Hi Anya

I am Veniwe from South Africa. I just finished reading your book. I cannot tell how many times I had to close it because the tears were flooding and couldn't carry on.God doesn't make mistakes. He allowed that to happen to you because you are the strongest who can go through and survived and many people will learn from you. I am so curios to know whether you manage to make contact with Mummy or Kathy after you have published this book? I wish you all the best and life that is full of love and hapiness. God Bless.

 
At 9:19 am, Anonymous Anne said...

I was very inspired by your story and I think your blog is great. I do hope you will update it soon. :)

 
At 7:59 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Anya,
I read your story in the Reader's Digest here in Canada...very compelling. I wonder why there haven't been any entries to your blog..hope all is well :)

 
At 4:46 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just finished reading your book last night and I was completely horrified by the actions of your uncle. I wished that I could have been there for you, to protect you. I noticed your blog addy at the end of your book and thought I would just pop in to see how you are now. I hope that life will be kinder to you and I wish you peace and love.

 
At 11:26 pm, Blogger forever wishing said...

Read your whole book today, what a story. Going to keep this book in my bag to remind me that things can only get better.

 
At 7:51 pm, Anonymous Tiffany said...

You are an inspiration, I do hope that you tell us that your doing well.

 
At 10:48 pm, Anonymous linda edjuto said...

I am really impressed by your will to survive, I know everybody has days when they find thigs hard but after reading your book I have found a new positive outlook, my mother used to say it never get's easier it just gets different, and I wondered for so long when was it going to be my turn, when was i going to get luck but then i looked around and realised i had it already, there are no words that can discribe your fantastic talent, not just your ability to write but your life skills and I think that you are amazing.

 
At 10:32 am, Anonymous josefine said...

Hello, I'm from Finland. I got your book for Christmas and I have already read it. I hope you will have a happy life now! I think of you! /josefine

 
At 3:38 am, Blogger Sandra said...

Hey Anya, just wanted to say thank you for sharing your story and your life with the world. You are a true source of inspiration and I wish you the best of luck in your life.
Lots of hugs from Sandra, Sweden

 
At 9:12 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi!
I just finished your book. You are a strong person with a terrible childhood, I hope your life is much better today. Please write in your blog and tell me how your life became. Love and best wishes from a admire in Sweden.

 
At 5:33 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are u WScribe? I just read your book and I loved it! Just wanted to see where u were these days. I pray life is still treating u well and u still have accommodations. Please post and let us know how u are doing.

 
At 9:32 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi I have just finished reading your book couldnt put it down couldnt wait to see how it ended. I am so glad you have come though on the other side and shown all the cruel people in your life how you pulled though it all.
Petrina
New Zealand

 
At 2:35 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Anya

I just finished reading your book this morning. You are truly remarkable and an inspiration to all. Well done for getting yourself out of the car and back into a home. I wish you every success. I hope your life goes from strength to strength.

Best Wishes. C

 
At 6:39 pm, Blogger rachel said...

Just finished reading your book and I cried and cried at your life but you made it and are an inspiration to all. I hope your life is amazing now and I wish you all the best. Rachel xx

 
At 6:44 pm, Blogger rachel said...

Just finished reading your book and I cried and cried at your life but you made it and are an inspiration to all. I hope your life is amazing now and I wish you all the best. Rachel xx

 
At 10:45 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, I've just read your book and it made me think, about what good I could do to people who are in a similar situation. You're book sends such a positive message to people in similar situations and it proves that miracles can happen. You're an inspiration to everyone, I hope you're now enjoying life!

anonymous

 
At 8:31 am, Blogger foreveryoung said...

Dear Anya, I have just finished reading your incredible book (about 10 minutes ago), I had the feeling of relief that finally you had managed to get back into your life but also the sadness that I no longer had a "connection" to your story. When I saw your website at the end of the book I felt compelled to go into your blog to see how you were doing now. I think that maybe I am addicted! I cannot believe how kind, moral and totally innocent you have remained throughout your hardships. There were so many times while reading your book that I longed to just help that little girl, give her a hug and make things right. I had the same feelings about the adolescent, teenager and then woman, feeling so helpless that I could not help her. I have been reading your book every spare moment that I have had, it was impossible to put it down! I hav'nt had the best or the easiest life but I feel incredibly blessed and privilaged after reading your story. Anya I hope the rest of your life is surrounded by guardian angels and that you NEVER have to endure any more hardships or heartache as you have gone through enough for ALL of the rest of us as well. Best wishes and luck to you dear Anya.

 
At 3:10 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Anya,
I just finished reading your book, and while I have read other horror stories such as yours ( I avidly read everything ) I have never writtten to anyone as I am now. I myself have little girls and the emotion I felt reading your story angered me at times dealing with your uncle. Your recovery towards the end was truely inspiring and I hope you are doing well. These childhood tradgedies while horrifying to even imagine are also the stepping stones for those who turn a blind eye, or see but dont care. Im so glad you had the courage to write it down if not only for a way to help you cope but for others to finally wake up and see the cruelty that some people reap upon children, and maybe just maybe we can all see the signs for what they are and stand up against them. Propriety, fear, and minding ones own buisness be damned...hugs,kisses and love
Always,
Krystia
(krycalderon33@gmail.com)

 
At 8:37 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Anya,
My names Fatuma and i just finished reading your book, im from bristol and had to close your story several times on the bus because i just couldnt stop crying,
you're an amazing person to have gone through all of that and to piece your life back together, i know i wouldnt have been strong enough to, thank you for opening my eyes, i'll pray for you
best luck for the future
Fatuma. Bristol xx

 
At 4:52 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dearest Anya,
My name is Tammy and i am from Canada. I just wanted to let you know that i to have just finished reading your book and it was very hard putting it down at times. I am so sorry for what you had to go through growing up as a child and continuing to go through as you got older. My heart cries for you. I to am a survivor of insest and close calls in my life, as well as a mother who walked away from me as a little girl. Your book reminded me (some parts) alot about me (not to the farthest extent as you indured) and just had to come to your blog to find out more. I see the last time you typed was 2010. I am hoping all has 100% turned around for you. Could you please up date us all who are wondering where your at now in this stage of life? You are an inspration to many all around the world and only pray you are ok today. You will never forget what happened to you as a child and could only go forward in life. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

 
At 3:37 pm, Blogger Madeleine said...

Hi! Ive read your book and now I can't stop reading your blog. I think you are an amazing woman and I wish you all the best in life. Best regards Madeleine

 
At 6:39 pm, Blogger Unknown said...

Dear Anya ,
My name is Leona Fleming & i am from Lakewood Wa & im 13 years olds . I just got done finishing your book well i just finished it a 5th time ( ; , and tears were running down my face , im sorry for what happenned in your past , and its good you have your life together now . No one should have to live like that . I look aroung and see people who are living like you were , and all i ant to do is help them , before i read your book , -Last year was the first time i read your book- i just looked at them and was like "Eww" but after reading your book , i think of how hard it accuallly is , and that taught me a lesson. God Bless XXX .
Sincerely , Leona fleming .

 
At 5:42 pm, Blogger Catie Bells said...

Hi, Anya...

my name is Catarina I'm 19 years old, I'm from Portugal, and I first read your book about two years ago.
All I can say is that you probably changed my life, saved me from making one of the biggest mistakes I would ever make, running away. At that time I was thinking about starting my life somewhere else on my own, to leave my family and its problems and fights and just run to England to my uncle, to become a 'real adult', but in a way reading your book made me change my mind. There were so many things about my family that I took for granted that, after reading your story, were never the same to me. I thought that runing away to England to my uncle's house would be a great plan, but in the end I would just be turning my back to my problems, problems that can never be compared to what you've been through and I would just impose myself to him. I realised that I needed to take my time and to fight my fights by my own means, and so I did.
Right now I live with my family (things are calm around here) and my biggest wish is to visit England some day soon, but I'll never think off running away again. Because you know what, YOU didn't run away, in the end you faced everything and you kept fighting. So that's what I'll do, I'll keep fighting, thanks to you.
I wish you the best, and I'll keep reading everything you post because to me you're the real thing, you're the true story of strength.
Love, Catarina Isabel L. Silva

 
At 5:38 pm, Blogger vik Marshall said...

hi wanderingscribe i have just finished your book i am not homeless but have found myself jobless and with ptsd finding it hard to bring myself out of this hole i am in at the moment. After reading all the things that you went through it gave me hope that someday i might be able to make it back again and i thank you for sharing your story. May the angels keep smiling down on you x

 
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At 2:32 pm, Blogger makayla liston said...

I also have my moment alone with my car watching on my 7" Double DIN DVD Player this made me entertained while I am waiting for my car to get fully tanked. It is so cool to have this kind of entertainment on my car.

 

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