“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have left.”
If you have not heard of Project Semicolon, I assure you are in for a treat. It takes a phenomenal and strong person to take the worst of life and transform that situation into someone else’s breakthrough. @ProjectSemicolon started in the spring of 2013, when founder, Amy Bleuel, wanted to honor her father whom she lost to suicide. Through the semicolon symbol many related to the struggle of depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide and their will to continue on. The title, “Project Semicolon,” also represented a goal – to believe that this is not the end but a new beginning.
With a mission and a goal, those at Project Semicolon started the journey to inspire and help others overcome life at its worst moments. Whether it was the person suffering, lost, confused, and feeling isolated or those not knowing how to help and just as tragically affected, they have embodied a mantra that is literally changing the stigma on self-inflicted pain. “A semicolon represents a sentence the author could have ended, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life,” is a motto that they live by and share with as many as can be reached worldwide.
They embody the notion that we all have a choice to add a semicolon in any part of our life and discover a different ending. Life will inevitably back you into a corner, but that does not mean you have to succumb or give up. That part of life may end with a period, but it does not mean the story is over, the chapter is closed, or the book is completely written. Add a semicolon to life and start rewriting your story.
If you are interested in the work Project Semicolon is doing and want to contribute or support in any way, please visit their site at projectsemicolon.com. You are never too lost to be saved.
2 thoughts on “Not the End of the Story”
Project Semicolon sounds interesting. It is good to know that such a group exists. It made me think about my life stuggles. I am encouraged to go and complete one of my goals and tell myself it is not too late in my life to complete what I started. I have just added a “semicolon” and now I am ready to began my journey.
Sherel, I am so happy to hear that Project Semicolon sparked something in you and has given you that push to complete your life journey. Remember, the semicolon is a pause in the story, not the end. You have the power to put the period where you want it. Please let BrotherWord know how the story continues to develop.