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Behind the Name: Why A Calamity?

If I had a quarter for every time someone brings up the negative connection to the name A. Calamity I would be in a much better financial situation.

Yeah, it is getting kinda old, why? Because that is a mindset problem and clearly not mine...

Let's break this down from my perspective.

So why A. Calamity? Well, let me tell you, my life has been a wild ride full of unexpected twists and turns. But, instead of letting those moments defeat me, I rose to the challenge. It was work but I embraced the chaos and used it as a catalyst for personal growth. Each hurdle I faced became an opportunity to learn, to heal, and to evolve into a stronger version of myself. So, you see, A. Calamity isn't just a name, it's a symbol of resilience and determination. Let's break it down a lil more, shall we?


Let me introduce you to my inner self, A is for Alice. She's a force to be reckoned with, a friend, my trusted inner companion, who has been by my side through thick and thin. She has been a nickname by many for awhile and I believe could potentially be a name I am know for from a past life.

She's my confidante, my sounding board, and my rock. She's always been a guiding light in the midst of chaos. Despite my recklessness and stubbornness, Alice has never given up on me. She's the best kind of friend - pushy, but always well-intentioned. Thanks to Alice's guidance, I feel more grounded and confident in my choices. I wouldn't be where I am today without her.

Calamity Life has not been easy for me, providing obstacles that have tested my limits and pushed me to the brink. But through it all, I've come to realize that I am stronger and more capable than I ever thought possible.

The pain and hardships I've faced have been my greatest teachers, showing me that I am capable of achieving far more than I ever dared to dream and I've emerged on the other side with a newfound sense of confidence and resilience. It's proof that we're capable of achieving great things, even when the odds seem stacked against us. It taught me that I am capable of much more than anyone including myself has given credit for and I'm proud of the person I've become.

See, when you grow up with words like "you'll never amount to shit like your father" it's hard to overcome and from the earliest days I can remember, I've been determined to be better than those who were supposed to be my role models aka elders. There have been moments when I've stood tall and faced my battles head-on, but there were also times when I succumbed to manipulation. It would have been a smoother journey if I had comprehended the true nature of my struggles, if only I could have grasped the reality of the situation earlier, but it took years of fighting against everything I heard, saw, and was told to fully comprehend the truth.

As I reflect on my journey, I realize that for far too long, I was lost and uncertain of my place in this world. But now, at the ripe age of 44, I have come to a profound realization: no matter how twisted the roots may be, there is always a beautiful distraction that can guide you towards a brighter future. It is up to us, and only us, to embrace the obstacles and challenges that come our way, to grow, to unlearn, to relearn, to educate ourselves, and most importantly, to heal. And with healing comes forgiveness - both for those who've wronged you and for yourself. Only then can you move forward without concern for those who've shown no concern for you.

It's not easy to forget the painful experiences we've gone through. We all have those moments that stick with us like gum on a shoe, but don't let them hold you back. Forgiveness is the key to unlocking true freedom and growth.

And that's exactly what Twisted Roots and Beautiful Distractions is all about. If it weren't for A Calamity, I would not be able to bring this to you. I would still be scared, ashamed, and hiding from telling my truth, my story.

Though many may get angry, or upset with me, I remind myself, this is my story, some played a part in it, it was not my choosing of the part played. We all have choices in life and some made theirs, how they choose to heal with it is on them.

So I invite you to join me as we navigate our way through the ups and downs of life and biz, sharing our personal stories and supporting one another. Let's heal as one. Together, we can weave a tapestry of resilience, spread positivity, and inspire the world. So come on, let's band together and share our stories of triumph and tribulation. Let's create a safe space where we can heal, grow, and inspire one another. Together, we can spread this healing energy and make the world a better place.

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Alice Dort
Alice Dort
Oct 17, 2023

I loved this. It really hit home for me with all the changed going on in my life, good and bad. It has not been untill lately that I have been fully able to talk about it all and still have the energy to move me forward. You have been a great influence for me and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Alice Calamity
Alice Calamity
Nov 02, 2023
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Thank you beautiful. I am so glad it helped. We all have our times of good and bad, it's how we process them that make the difference. I am grateful for your support and I too thank you from the bottom of my heart. Remember, baby steps beautiful! 💜

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