Amethyst Champagne
4 min readNov 30, 2023
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Everyone can be guilty of omitting things, even writers.

But I’m not talking about my writing life. Here, I feel more free to speak my mind. And I know many of you can relate.

I’m referring to my life away from the keyboard. The one that doesn’t have these platforms as a barrier to protect our hearts and souls.

Why is Omission an Issue For Me?

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Oh, that’s easy: childhood trauma.

For much of my early years (4–8 years old), I was in foster care for events that I hope will never happen to you or your kids.

And while being in a foster home wasn’t nearly as awful for me as it is for many others in my situation, it stuck a giant dose of trust issues into me.

Which I’ve carried into my twenties.

Often, I was scolded for speaking my mind or being myself, so I learned to hide aspects of myself from others, including how I was feeling at any given moment.

And despite the work I’ve done on myself to improve this, I still tend not to share how I’m actually feeling. It’s instinctual at this point, which isn’t helpful anymore.



Amethyst Champagne

I write personal stories, articles, and more in hopes of helping others.