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Tea Party of One by PandoraPendragon Tea Party of One :iconpandorapendragon:PandoraPendragon 2 0 Mad World  by PandoraPendragon Mad World :iconpandorapendragon:PandoraPendragon 0 0 The Song of The Sea: The Dirge  by PandoraPendragon The Song of The Sea: The Dirge :iconpandorapendragon:PandoraPendragon 1 0 The Song of The Sea: The Calm Before the Storm  by PandoraPendragon The Song of The Sea: The Calm Before the Storm :iconpandorapendragon:PandoraPendragon 1 0 Queen of Hearts  by PandoraPendragon Queen of Hearts :iconpandorapendragon:PandoraPendragon 1 0 my birthday gift to myself by PandoraPendragon my birthday gift to myself :iconpandorapendragon:PandoraPendragon 0 0 Alice and The Queen of Hearts  by PandoraPendragon Alice and The Queen of Hearts :iconpandorapendragon:PandoraPendragon 1 0 migraine facts 101 by PandoraPendragon migraine facts 101 :iconpandorapendragon:PandoraPendragon 0 0 migraine infographic - vertigo by PandoraPendragon migraine infographic - vertigo :iconpandorapendragon:PandoraPendragon 0 0 Project Semicolon  by PandoraPendragon Project Semicolon :iconpandorapendragon:PandoraPendragon 0 0 Queen of Hearts  by PandoraPendragon Queen of Hearts :iconpandorapendragon:PandoraPendragon 0 0 my heart by PandoraPendragon my heart :iconpandorapendragon:PandoraPendragon 0 0 autism awareness frame for social media by PandoraPendragon autism awareness frame for social media :iconpandorapendragon:PandoraPendragon 0 0
Literature
My Life Story, Written In Flesh
****WARNING: THIS POST MAY BE TRIGGERING IF YOU HAVE OR CURRENTLY SELF HARM OR ARE A SUICIDE SURVIVOR****
I don't know a single person that doesn't have at least one scar.
Large or small, prominent or barely noticeable, every scar has a story attached; sometimes one we remember firsthand and sometimes one told to us because we were too young to remember.
This post is a celebration of all we've lived and struggled with and survived. Our scars are our story...written in flesh or carved in our minds.
"That's from the time I was chasing my sister on my bike and she stepped in front of me. I swerved on the gravel and the road bit my face. I refer to it as one of her two attempts to kill me. ( Kidding about her intention, not about how I refer to it. )" - me
This could be an example of one my daughter might tell:
"This one is from an emergency appendectomy when I was 8. I got sick from the anesthesia, so they gave me Phenergan. Turns out I have a really bad reaction to it, my mom says I was
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Tea Party of One
I admit, this pic is entirely gratuitous, all because I really like the look of me with dreads and an eyebrow piercing. I also kinda like the Window to UN-Reality.

The fact that it contains smidgens of some previous pieces I've done (see if you can spot them, I'm not telling ;) ) is not coincidental, either. Lol

#digitalart #fantasy #thingsthatkeepmesane #AliceInWonderland #AliceInDreads #embracethemadness #myotherlives
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Acceptance.

It's a dirty word.
The world tells us not to accept our limitations, not to accept no for an answer, that all things can be conquered and beaten if we push hard enough.

The world is sometimes wrong.
Sometimes, limitations are what keeps us alive. Sometimes, taking no for an answer is necessary. Sometimes, there are things that can't be conquered or beaten, but simply lived with.

Disability and chronic illness can be all of those things, but acceptance is seen all too often as giving up.

It's not.
After 4 years of living with chronic migraine disorder and 4 years of trying find my limits and exceed them, I'm just now learning what I thought I already knew: that acceptance of my new normal and new reality is necessary to function as well as I can.

That it isn't giving up, it's what I need to keep fighting.

That it's not a one time deal, it's a continuous process- and some days I will fail at it.

That failing at it some days is not the end of the world, even when it feels like it.

That every day is a new chance and a new learning experience.

That I can still be happy on most days even if I'm not being a poster child for for trying to overcome my disorder.

That the only thing I really need to overcome is my own preconceived ideas of the advocate/fighter/hero/example to others I "should" be.

That acceptance is not easy, but it's not a dirty word.

That I will be okay...because I can accept my new normal...over and over again if need be.

And so will you.  

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Selena
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I am
Stronger
Than I ever was
Wiser
Than I ever wished
Sexier
Than when I was 20
Sillier
Than my kids
Happier
Than ever before
Confident
In who I am
I am
An artist
A poet
A mom
A daughter
A grandmother
A sister
A lover
A fighter
I am
Simply
Uniquely
Me

S.Wilson
"Just Me"

I live with chronic daily migraines. Art and writing have always been my form of expression and way of making peace with my demons.
I'm a mom to 4 (grown) kids and a grandma to 3 adorable grandspawns, as well a mom to an assortment of rescued cats and turtles, plus one big slobbery German Shepherd.
I'm a full time college student when my illness allows (I'm currently taking a break while I see if a new treatment helps) going for my bachelor degree in technical writing and majoring in english.
I admin a support group for migraine sufferers on Facebook every Thursday, and advocate for chronic pain awareness, suicide prevention awareness, mental health awareness, domestic violence awareness, and child abuse awareness... these are all things I have personal experience in life with.

Always know that if you struggle with any of these YOU ARE NOT ALONE. 💜
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JupiterGrace Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for watching PandoraPendragon ^_^
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PandoraPendragon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! Beautiful art!
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JupiterGrace Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww thank you ^_^ sorry for the late reply
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Eremitik Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
Thank you for collecting Within. I am glad you liked it.

And, I love your page tag line. I think more people need to wear helmets.
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PandoraPendragon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing! Lol, I'm probably clutzy enough that I should wear a helmet more often. But it's one of my favorite quotes.
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fenifire Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017   Traditional Artist
thank you so much for the :+fav: :hug:
I'm so happy that you liked my work :happybounce:
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PandoraPendragon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's stunning! You are so welcome .
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fenifire Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017   Traditional Artist
aww.. thank you :huggle:
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PlaviDemon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for fave and watch me for more arts 😉
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MaresaSinclair Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016
Thank you for the favourite on my bridge photo! Much appreciated. :heart:
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