Posts by Jaquette Chamblee

Jaquetta Chamblee is a student, blogger and lover of all things beauty, art and writing related. Her blog anoptimistspen.blogspot.com is a literary lifestyle blog dedicated to personal well-ness and self-improvement with a focus on positivity,inspiration,balance and happiness. You may often find Jaquetta settling a dispute, drinking herbal tea, quoting Shakespeare, or making someone smile.

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The Keys to Finding Happiness After a Traumatic Childhood

It is never to late to have a happy childhood.” ~Tom Robbins

A few days ago, when my older brother and I were sorting through old family photos, we found a picture of us from when we were about five and six years old. We were smiling. Just two kids full of life with no idea of what was to come.

This was before the start of all the rage—before all the pain and an unfortunate series of events.

My childhood was rough. I know some people may wish to return to those young innocent years of playing outside …